Is research being done on additional vitamin D benefits?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
Research shows that levels of Vitamin D are important for prevention of diseases. In this video Robin Miller, MD talks about how critical vitamin D is for the body.

Yes. Vitamin D is undergoing extensive research in different areas. Studies are showing there might be a link between heart disease and low vitamin D levels. Sufficient amounts of vitamin D may prevent artery damage and control blood pressure. Studies are also being done on the link between cancer, especially colon cancer, and vitamin D. Research may also help to predict cancer survival rates, too. Vitamin D's role in the immune system is also being studied closely. Low level of vitamin D is thought to also be associated with people being more susceptible to cold, flu, cough, or upper respiratory infections. There might also be a connection between low levels of vitamin D and tuberculosis and premature death. Studies are also being conducted to try to connect levels of vitamin D with autism, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, Addison's disease, and many other diseases.

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