Fat Soluble Vitamin

(Vitamin D)

Functions Of Body

They're stored in the liver and body fat.The body draws on these stored vitamins when needed.

Major Sources

Milks and cheese and if unable to eat diary, consider fortifed cereals and oatmeals. The highest density of vitamin D 100g per serving comes from cod liver fish oil and salmon.

Outcome if not getting enough Vitamin D

If you don't get enough of vitamin D this can lead to rickets in children and osteomalacia (bone weakness) in adults

Interesting Facts

  • Vitamin D helps with depression,prostate cancer, and breast cancer
  • Research indicates that its deficiency may cause diabetes and obesity

Acrostic Poem

Very accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test.

In the summer you can get vitamin D from the sun

Take vitamin D pills because you won't get all you need from foods

An increase in age will mean an increase in vitamin D intake

Milk is a source of vitamin D

Institute of Medicine increased the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin D to 600 for ages 1 to 70

Numerous amounts of vitamin D deficiency in the USA

Damage of the liver