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June 1999 Issue

Why You Shouldn't Fear Vitamin D, But Get More As You Get Older

Q. Am I getting enough vitamin D if I rely on my diet and the sun?A. Probably not, say experts who are challenging recommendations revised just two years ago. In 1997, the National Academy of Sciences re-established 400 International Units (IU) of vitamin D a day as the recommended intake for people over age 50, while raising it to 600 IU daily for people over age 70. But even this may not be

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