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Vitamin D Reduces Medical Problems better than aspirin

Vitamin D helps many medical conditions.

50% of seniors (US) take baby aspirin daily  But, baby aspirin helps only one medical condition, Heart Attacks, a small amount

Here are the benefits of vitamin D

Medical Condition     % reduction in chance of having the condition with about 4,000 IU vitamin D
Flu 12 90 % Image
Preeclampsia 1 80 % Image
Later childhood Asthma 1 80 % Image
Diabetes 3 60 % Image
Multiple Sclerosis 3 7 13 60 % Image
Pre-term birth 1 50 % Image
Pregnancy problem 1 50 % Image
Falls (elderly) 3 14 15 50 % Image
Fractures (elderly) 3 15 50 % Image
Heart Attack 3 40 % Image
Breast Cancer 3 40 %Image
All Cancers 40 % Image

Can typically achieve 40 nanogram/milliliter level with 4,000 IU of vitamin D
Above % are the increases from a vitamin D level 25 ng/mL
Increase the % benefit even more if start with lower level or use higher levels of supplementation

Here are the benefits of baby aspirin

Medical Condition         % reduction
Heart Attack 11 *10 % Image

*     Also: 20% less likely to have a nonfatal heart attack.
    but, 30% more likely to have a serious gastrointestinal bleeding event

Candidate medical conditions which might be added to the table include
Osteoporosis, Psorasis, Sepsis, MRSA, IBD, Asthma

Aspirin
Reduces pain, but does not eliminate the cause of the pain
Preeclampsia - Meta-analysis says no Sept 2011
Colon Cancer - causes problems as well as prevents some for those at high risk.
Lung Cancer

References

1 Vitamin D: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

2 All items in category Rickets and vitamin D 117 items

3 Vitamin D decreases incidence of disease
4 Overview Osteoarthritis and Vitamin D
5 Overview Cancer and vitamin D
6 Overview Cardiovascular and vitamin D
7 Overview MS and Vitamin D
8 Overview Kidney and vitamin D (renal)
9 Overview Diabetes and vitamin D
10 Overview Evidence for Vitamin D
11 New York Times on Baby Aspirin - Jan 16, 2012
12 Summary of Vitamin D trials - Grant Jan 2012
13 3X less Multiple Sclerosis with enough vitamin D - Veterans Administration
14 Overview Fractures Falls and Vitamin D
15 Overview Fractures and vitamin D


See also VitaminDWiki

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