Essentials: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient in your body. Over one million people around the world don't get enough of this and have vitamin D deficiency.

For a variety of reasons, over one million people around the world don’t have enough vitamin D. It’s a hormone that plays an important role in building bones. People with low amounts of vitamin D run the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and colon cancer. Vitamin D is found in certain foods like fish, milk and eggs. It is also found in the sun earning the nickname “The Sunshine Vitamin.” If you’re not getting enough vitamin D, speak with your doctor, as they will point you in the direction of an easy to find, over the counter supplement.


Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

This video features Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN. Lynn Goldstein is a registered dietitian with a masters of science degree from New York University. She is board certified in oncology nutrition and is the clinical nutrition supervisor for Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Duration: 3:33. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Nov. 11, 2011
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