Why do I have low vitamin D?

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You may have low vitamin D due to low sunlight exposure. To increase your Vitamin D stores, you can have casual sun exposure. This exposure is not 'sun bathing', rather it comes from time in the sun doing other things. For example, walking from your car or the bus to the store in sunlight is one way to get casual sun exposure.

If you are over 65 years old, you may also have difficulty absorbing Vitamin D and difficulty converting Vitamin D from your diet to the type needed by your body. 

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