· Adolescent girls with higher levels of vitamin D have stronger muscles and can jump higher than their peers, a University of Manchester study found.
· Adequate levels of vitamin D could significantly cut your risk of cancer, according to a Creighton University study.
· Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study by the American Heart Association concluded.
3 to 10 minutes of sun exposure with 40% of your skin bared, twice a week during the summer, is enough to get almost a year’s worth of D. (If you’re out any longer than that, apply sunscreen.)
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