Our local news recently reported that vitamin D has numerous health benefits. Most notably, vitamin D is found in milk and milk products. According to the report most adults will need to supplement their diet to get the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Vitamin D is known to help prevent melanoma ;a deadly form of skin cancer.Dr. Stuart Kincaid warns patients of the dangers of melanoma, and the choices they can make to reduce their risk of getting skin cancer. Patients should have a skin cancer screening annually(at a minimum). Dr. Stuart Kincaid may recommend IPL treatments to treat brown spots. He may recommend complete laser resurfacing of the face to treat sun damaged skin.Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen daily is imperative in our Southern California environment.Vitamin D also helps with skin cancer protection.According to Sign on San Diego including vitamin D in your diet can offer several health benefits. Along with being important for bone health (it is known for preventing the bone disease rickets), it is essential for preventing osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and inflammation. Vitamin D has also been shown to prevent certain types of cancer including bladder, breast, ovarian, colon, prostate, melanoma and rectal.
Additionally, it can aid in your mental health by greatly reducing the risks of age-related cognitive disorders such as senile dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and mood disorders such as depression.
Adequate vitamin D can help promote muscle function, a strong immune system and blood sugar balance.
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