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Blacks have 4X more Kidney disease than whites – probably due to low vitamin D – March 2015

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans Bay State Banner

  • “The problem is that kidney disease is initially silent. Damage progresses slowly and quietly through five stages. Stage 5 is considered end-stage kidney failure. At that point, only two procedures — dialysis or transplantation — can keep a person alive.”


Dark skin ==> Low Vitamin D
Smoking ==> Low Vitamin D
Obesity ==> Low Vitamin D
Low vitamin D ==> Diabetes ==> Kidney failure
Low vitamin D ==> High blood pressure ==> Kidney failure
Low vitamin D ==> Lupus ==> Kidney failure


See also VitaminDWiki

  • FACT: Kidney is the primary way to activate vitamin D
  • FACT: When the Kidney has problems, there is less active vitamin D (Calcitriol) for the body
  • FACT: When the Kidney has problems, there is increased death due to many factors - many of which are associated with lack of Calcitriol
  • FACT: There are many on-going intervention clinical trials trying to determine how much of what kind of vitamin D is needed to treat the problem
  • FACT: One Randomized Controlled Trial has proven that Vitamin D treats CKD
  • FACT: Taking extra Vitamin D, in various forms, does not cause health problems - even if poor kidney
  • Suggestion: Increase vitamin D getting into body now - and increase co-factors so that the vitamin D can be better used
      Sun, UV lamp, Vitamin D supplement - probably > 5,000 IU,
    Calcitriol - which bypasses the need for the kidney to activate vitamin D
      Problems with Calcitriol however: typically only lasts for a few hours, also, possible complications
        Update: Pre-cursor of active vitamin D made from plants is better than calcitriol – Sept 2012
  • Category Kidney and Vitamin D contains 186 items


The items in both Kidney and Dark skin categories in VitaminDWiki are:


Diseases which are related due to vitamin D deficiency has the following chart
see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1817

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