Regular vitamin D tests are not beneficial for all, says study

November 25, 2014 11:12 AM

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Regular vitamin D tests are not beneficial for all, says study

There have been warnings in the past that vitamin D deficiency can result in damaging effects in adults. Studies have suggested that low vitamin D levels increase the risk of bone fractures, colorectal cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, heart problems, diabetes and even death. However, the efficacy of regular vitamin D tests has been debated by experts for a long time.

A statement issued by United States Preventative Services Task Force says that vitamin D tests are not needed for everyone as there was no evidence that regular testing for vitamin D decreased health risks. This group has made the mentioned observation after an extensive review. In fact, it was even...

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