Our expert says:
Thank you for your interesting input. I shall certainly read these references. I have written a number of articles about the new findings on vitamin D this year which should all be available on the Health24 Website. Vitamin D has been identified as a much more important nutrient than was previously thought, but we do have the capacity to produce our own vit D during exposure of the skin to sunlight, so that generally speaking South Africans should not be as prone to vit D deficiencies as people living in countries where sun exposure is low and people who do not ever or very rarely expose their skin to the sun (e.g. women who for religious reasons cannot expose their skin to sunlight, excessively swaddles babies, the aged who do not venture outside, bedridden patients, etc). The conclusion of the articles I read on the subject of calcium/vit D/vit K2, did in fact show that calcium is not bad, but that our intakes of other foods rich in vit K2 may be lacking.
I am always fascinated by these new findings which illustrate very clearly that we do not know everything about the myriad physiological processes in our bodies.
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