Flashback Friday: Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements & How Much Should You Take?

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For an exploration of the purported links between vitamin D and obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, see my video Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure? (

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After all that work plowing through the science, the same 2,000 IU per day recommendation I made in 2011 remains:

The original videos aired on July 1st 2016 and July 4th 2016.

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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