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Optimal level of vitamin D is 40 ng, 93 percent of Canadians do not have optimal levels – Oct 2017

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4806 Vitamin D deficiency is a major global public health problem – Maps Nov 2013 7450
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5973 Pure North (Calgary) improves health by raising vitamin D to 60 ng 5537
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2201 Overview of Vitamin D Wiki for Fraser Health 5248
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6630 Influenza prevented by 40 ng levels or treated with vitamin D hammer (50,000 IU) – June 2015 5172
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969 Vitamin D for elderly 800 to 2000 IU - Osteoporosis Canada - Sept 2010 5163
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3849 Schizophrenia high and increasing in Canada – lower vitamin D and more dark skin – Feb 2013 5104
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1372 Alberta Canada also overwhelmed with vitamin D tests - Jan 2011 5010
03 Sep, 2012 22:25
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1643 Canadian Vitamin D deficiency – May 2011 4869
03 Sep, 2012 20:29
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2058 Dark Skinned youths and vitamin D in Southern Canada - Dissertation 2011 4847
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1090 90 percent of Canadian youth less than 30 ng vitamin D – Oct 2010 4842
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2166 Fraser Health in Canada will be giving 20000 IU vitamin D weekly to reduce falls – Nov 2011 4621
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3649 Vitamin D blood levels of Canadians – Jan 2013 3618
15 Jan, 2013 16:34
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2389 Proposed National Vitamin D Day in Canada – Feb 2012 3291
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4870 Thoughts on improving vitamin D policies - Vieth Nov 2013 2703
25 Oct, 2016 02:39
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6718 Canadians have a hard time getting even 1,000 IU of vitamin D from the sun – July 2015 2401
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6819 Vitamin D supplementation improved quality of life – Aug 2015 2398
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4713 90 percent of Canadians do not have optimal levels of vitamin D – Nov 2013 2367
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5304 Increased Quality of Life with increased vitamin D – April 2014 2340
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2160 2000 IU of vitamin D is a step in the right direction for Canada– Nov 2010 2269
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Press release for Vitamin D day – Nov 2

TORONTO, Ont (October 26, 2017) – Canadians’ vitamin D levels continue to plummet, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada. Vitamin D levels for Canadians, aged six to 79, have dropped by 13% in the last six years and show no signs of improvement. Fourteen million Canadians do not meet Health Canada’s vitamin D blood level requirements of 50 nmol/L. This figure rises to 15 million —40 per cent of us — during winter months.

The Vitamin D Society has proclaimed November as Vitamin D Awareness month since 2009 and is working with the Vitamin D Council from the US to celebrate Vitamin D Day on November 2nd. Vitamin D Day is a day for Canadians to learn about the importance of vitamin D for good health and to take action to ensure that they have optimal vitamin D blood levels.

Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg, an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta who also has a clinical patient practice, has published numerous papers calling attention to this disturbing vitamin D deficiency problem.

“I see patients’ vitamin D levels start to drop at this time of the year when sunlight does not contain sufficient UVB to make vitamin D in your skin,” he says. “Without immediate corrective action through supplementation or artificial UVB exposure, these people will be vitamin D deficient until next summer or longer if they avoid the sun. This leads to a higher risk of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and also infections such as colds and flu.”

Percentage of Canadians with vitamin D levels below:

  • 50 nmol/L the level recommended by Health Canada – 38.2%
  • 75 nmol/L the level recommended for bone health by Osteoporosis Canada – 77.4%
  • 100 nmol/L the level recommended by 48 vitamin D scientists and doctors – 93.3%

Dr. Schwalfenberg was a co-author on a new study which found that if Canadians raised their vitamin D blood levels to an optimal level of 100 nmol/L, it would prevent 23,000 premature deaths and save $12.5B annually in direct health care costs. The study found that sun exposure is recognized as a key factor influencing vitamin D concentrations.

Many people do not know their vitamin D level. Canadians can get their vitamin D levels checked by their physicians, or online, through a simple 25(OH)D blood test to ensure they aren’t deficient. Make sure your score is in the range between 100-150 nmol/L.

“Vitamin D deficiency is a sunlight deficiency. To reverse the downward trend of vitamin D levels for Canadians requires a change of public attitude and health policy towards sun exposure,” says Perry Holman, Executive Director for the Vitamin D Society. “We need to stop demonizing sun exposure and provide people with a complete balanced assessment of the risks and benefits involved.”

To learn more about Vitamin D Day, please visit VitaminDDay.net, join the pledge and help spread the Vitamin D Day message on November 2nd, by participating in our Thunderclap.

About the Vitamin D Society:
The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency; encourage people to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually; and help fund valuable vitamin D research. The Vitamin D Society recommends people achieve and maintain optimal 25(OH)D blood levels between 100 – 150 nmol/L (Can) or 40-60 ng/ml (USA).

To learn more about vitamin D, please visit www.vitamindsociety.org

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