Vitamin d

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the benefits of vitamin d.

In Henrico Dr. William Ferrar is filling in his patients on how much vitamin d they need.

Vitamin d is used for specific rare illnesses; studies have shown that taking the pills help those illnesses.

Low vitamin d is associated with many conditions but few have been studied with supplements of vitamin d vs. "sugar pill."  The level of vitamin d goes up but the measurement of the disease prevention is not measured.

Those who don't digest may need supplemental vitamin d.

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