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Chronic diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and cancer might have an association to vitamin D deficiency according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).
Older adults may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency due to diet, reduced time outdoors and poor skin absorption of the nutrient. The Institute of Medicine generally recommends that adults up to 70 years of age take 600 IU of vitamin D daily and adults over the age of 70 consume 800 IU of the nutrient daily.
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