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Vitamin D metabolism and northern native peoples

Early winter afternoon in Tromso, Norway (source). There is little or no solar UV for vitamin D synthesis at high northern latitudes, and humans have had to adapt accordingly. I’ve published another article on vitamin D metabolism and northern Native peoples. It’s actually a reply to a letter criticizing my initial article. A few extracts: We know that natural selection can alter the way the human body synthesises, transports and uses this vitamin.
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Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Poor Mobility Among Severely Obese People

Health : Newswise Medical News (8 months ago)

Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Read Post

Additional Evidence That Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Developing Autism

Health : Newswise Medical News (2 years ago)

A newly published study found prevalence of autism among U.S. children is inversely correlated with solar UVB doses, the primary source of vitamin D. Maternal vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D deficiency in early life could explain ... Read Post

Vitamin D and Northern Natives

Academics / Anthropology : Evo and Proud (3 years ago)

Annual average exposure to erythema-inducing UV radiation at ground level. Source: Jablonski & Chaplin, 2000. At high northern latitudes, vitamin D can be obtained only from one’s diet, notably fatty fish. Yet many northern native p... Read Post


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