We all know that Vitamin D is important in terms of bone health (by itself and to help with the absorption of calcium--which is why you see "Vitamin D-fortified milk"). Vitamin D is also important in the prevention of some diseases such as MS, peripheral artery disease, cancer, and depression/Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some studies are now drawing a link between Vitamin D deficiency and obesity. It's not quite causal (i.e. more Vitamin D will not make you thin, as far as scientists know), but obesity and Vitamin D deficiency seem to coexist in the same overweight/obese spheres.
My Vitamin D level is a 14.8
I don't know if I'll be running out to the store so I can down some Cod Liver Oil (though I definitely need more fish in my diet (I love fish, but it's dangerous to prepare with 2 nimble cats)), but I am definitely going to work on this number. Hopefully as my
[[EDIT: I was a silly girl and used the wrong measurements... my test was done in ng/mL. So I'm on the higher end of a deficient scale, or on the low end of the insufficent scale. But an ideal is greater than 40 and 50 ng/mL being a good goal.]]