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Vitamin D and the big C
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Research suggests this bone-building nutrient may lower cancer risk, but many older adults still don’t get enough.
Like school grades, the essential vitamins begin at the front of the alphabet: A, B, and C. Vitamin D? As its letter suggests, many people may view D as one of the lesser ones.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning the body stores what it doesn’t use in fatty tissues and the liver. Its main job is to help the body absorb bone-building calcium. But vitamin D could play another significant role in health.
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