vitamin-d-1000.jpgIf you haven’t increased your vitamin D intake in recent years, you haven’t been reading the recent research — and perhaps your doctor hasn’t either.

Necessary for the body to build strong muscles and absorb calcium, vitamin D has also been found in recent years to play a role in preventing falls among older people, boosting the immune system and helping the body fight depression and headaches.

Meanwhile, the Institute of Medicine is expected to come out with revised dosage recommendations in 2010, increasing the 23-year-old recommendations that are still on the books. (Continue reading in San Mateo County Times)

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