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Vitamin D extends lifespan about 60 percent (for worms in a lab) – Oct 2016

Nice description of study at Medical Express

The more the vitamin D which was added, the longer the worms lived
Zero data that lifespan of other animals, including humans, would also be extended, but we can hope

The actual study is can be  Downloaded VitaminDWiki
Vitamin D Promotes Protein Homeostasis and Longevity via the Stress Response Pathway Genes SKN-1, IRE-1, and XBP-1, Cell Reports, DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.086

Also reported at Eurekalert


  • “Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living (not parasitic), transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, that lives in temperate soil environments.”
  • C. elegans was the first multicellular organism to have its whole genome sequence
  • “In 2002, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz, and John Sulston for their work on the genetics of organ development and programmed cell death in C. elegans.”


Several studies indicate humans living about 2 years longer with a moderate amount of extra vitamin D
Wonder how much longer people will live if given the amount of vitamin D given to this well-studied round worm

See also VitaminDWiki

Mortality is.gd/VitaminDMortality
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Items in both of the categories Meta-analysis and Mortality:

Chart: "squaring of the curve" made Jan 2011 by VitaminDWiki
Vitamin D should reduce medical costs

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