Washington: The Institute of Medicine recommends adults and children take 600 International IUs of Vitamin D daily, but a new study has found that the dose is too low for some people. It found that African-American men living in areas with low sunlight are up to 3 ½ times more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency than Caucasian men and should take high levels of Vitamin D supplements.“This study shows that the current one-size fits all recommendations for 600 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D don’t work,” said Adam Murphy, M.D., a clinical instructor in urology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School. “Skin colour and sunlight exposure need to be considered for recommended daily allowances of Vitamin D,” he stated
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