ABS Originals, Black Health and Wellness, bones, Health, Health & Wellness, Vitamin D -

Surprising Study Shows Blacks Are Not As Vitamin D Deficient As Previously Thought

ABS Originals, Black Health and Wellness, bones, Health, Health & Wellness, Vitamin D -

Surprising Study Shows Blacks Are Not As Vitamin D Deficient As Previously Thought

The New England Journal of Medicine recently did a study revealing that Black people have lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (a protein associated with vitamin D deficiency) than white people.

The study included 2,085 Black and white Baltimore residents ranging in age from 30 to 64 years old. During the study, Black people consistently showed lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamins. However, they also showed higher levels of bone-mineral density and a lower risk of fragility fractures. To have vitamin D deficiency, one has to have low calcium absorption and increased levels of parathyroid hormones in addition to low levels of 25-hyrdoxyvitamins. The study concluded that to accurately diagnose Black people with vitamin D deficiency, other factors such as bone mass, calcium and parathyroid hormone levels also should be measured.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Tiffany Haddish spills that she’s working on a rap album
Move over Cardi B, here comes…Tiffany Haddish?? Are we tripping? Seriously? No, the Night School star said during a r...
Read More
Tyrese shares photos of his newborn daughter Soraya
Tyrese is introducing his newest “angel” to the world. Just a little more than two weeks after The Fast & Furious...
Read More
This 27-Year-Old Is Competing To Represent Mississippi's 4th Congressional District In The U.S. House Of Representatives
When Jeramey Anderson was 22 years old, he became the youngest person to be elected to a state legislature serving in...
Read More

Tags