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The Data on Vitamin D

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Vitamin D, a compound our bodies produce in response to sunlight, is considered beneficial to our health and has long been thought to help ward off disease. But the extent of vitamin D’s health benefits is disputed—and some even argue that the vitamin can be detrimental to health in high enough doses. An upcoming clinical trial in the United States called the VITAL study aims to pin down the effects of vitamin D on the body, specifically in relation to cancer and bone health. In this video, two medical professionals and experts on vitamin D share the latest thinking on the sunshine vitamin as these clinical trials ramp up.

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