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- n. insufficiency of one or more essential vitamins in the body
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- n. any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
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Further to my earlier post on hypovitaminosis D and ISI the authors of the study commented that: Hyperresponsive insulin secretion after a glucose challenge has been found in older men with hypovitaminosis D.
Conclusions: The data show a positive correlation of 25OHD concentration with insulin sensitivity and a negative effect of hypovitaminosis D on cell function.
Even though none of the studied subjects had clinical evidence of hypovitaminosis D, 47 subjects had 25OHD concentrations 20 ng/mL.
Sure, rats are not humans, but there are also studies that have shown that humans do get other problems as a result of increasing fructose consumption, including hypovitaminosis, hypertension and, as noted, probably obesity.
Even modern humans with light colored skin living at this latitude today experience a midwinter period of hypovitaminosis D, that is, a low level of vitamin D that is a consequence of lower winter sunlight that in turn reduces the production of vitamin D in the skin.
The article is "Ocular malformation in a newborn secondary to maternal hypovitaminosis A" by Hannah Gilchrist, MBBS, Deepa A. Taranath, MS, FRANZCO, and Glen A. Gole, MD, FRANZCO.
The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among US adults: data from the NHANES III.
Depression has significant co-morbidity with illnesses associated with hypovitaminosis D such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.