• Nathaniel Stewart

Vitamin D Deficiency Risks

According to a recent article by Yahoo, autism is linked to a vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy. Research cited states that a vitamin D deficiency in week 20 of a pregnancy resulted in a higher chance of having a "child who displayed autistic traits by the age of 6". The article further states that in the United Stated 40% - 60% of people have a vitamin D deficiency, while also citing previous research linking low vitamin D levels in newborns with an increased risk of schizophrenia.

Read the full article here: Autism Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy by Korin Miller on Yahoo! Beauty December 14, 2016

So how do we get vitamin D into our bodies?

Sunlight - Mushrooms - Tofu - Fortified Milks - Supplements

Though the Adventist Health Study 2 states "...on average, the vegetarians' vitamin D levels were adequate" we must remember (as stated above) that approximately half of the US population is deficient in vitamin D - are you among them?

Here are a few links specifically talking about a vegetarian/vegan diet and vitamin D:

FAQs About Vitamin D - The Vegetarian Resource Group

Vitamin D Deficiency in Vegetarians -

Calcium and Vitamin D -

5 Ways to Increase Your Vitamin D Intake -

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