vitamin D deficiency

Dear Doctors: I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. What about getting it from the sun? Is that too risky? Also, what happens if you don’t get enough?

Dear Reader: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that our bodies require in order to [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 7, 2020
Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 24, 2018
"My doctor actually cared enough to improve my neurological situation, which is really nice," says Latisia Keahey, who moved to Los Angeles recently and was pleasantly surprised by the care and attention she received at UCLA Health. "I have a history of myoclonic epilepsy, and instead of just giving me [...]
By uclahealth • July 21, 2017
When it comes to Vitamin D, doctors seem to be unreasonably certain about its benefits.   In a study published online recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, UCLA researchers found that physicians conveyed with certainty to their patients [...]
By Enrique Rivero • April 25, 2016