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Dark skin pregnancies and Vitamin D - many studies


Summary

FACT: Avoiding the sun reduces your vitamin D intake
FACT: Can avoid the sun by use of sunscreen, not going outdoors, etc.
FACT: African Americans have very low levels of vitamin D (natural sun screen)
FACT: There is an increased need for vitamin D during pregnancy and breast feeding
Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency is Common during Pregnancy – Jan 2011


Statistics for African-American vs white births in the US:


VitaminDWiki – Overview Dark Skin and Vitamin D contains:

FACT - - People with dark skins have more health problems and higher mortality rate than those with light skins
FACT - - People with dark skins have low levels of vitamin D
FACT - - People with light skins who have low vitamin D have health problems
OBSERVATION - - The health problems of whites with low level of vitamin D are similar to those with dark skins
CONCLUSION - - People with dark skins have more health problems due to low levels of vitamin D
African American Health Disparities are associated with low Vitamin D - Grant Feb 2021
Low Vitamin D increases health problems - independent of skin color
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Dark Skin studies: Pregnancy (28 studies),  Genetics (13 studies),  Vitamin D Binding Protein (8 studies),  Vitamin D Receptor (7 studies),  Diabetes (24 studies),   Cardiovascular (18 studies),  Mortality (12 studies), Intervention (16 studies) Click here to see the studies

VitaminDWiki - 28 studies in both categories Dark Skin and Pregnancies

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VitaminDWiki - 7 studies in both categories Dark Skin and Hypertension

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VitaminDWiki – Hypertension category contains:

164 items in the category HYPERTENSION

see also
Overview Overview Hypertension and Vitamin D
Overview Cardiovascular and vitamin D
Overview Stroke and vitamin D
Incidence of 22 health problems related to vitamin D have doubled in a decade
Some interesting Hypertension studies


Chart shows that blacks are almost 4X more likely to have less than 20ng of vitamin D

see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1560

Left curve = blacks indoors (15 ng) /// Right curve = blacks outdoors (46ng)

Vitamin D vs Race at is.gd/vitD_race


On the web

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  • Maternal mortality - Exceptionally deadly Economist July 2015
    Increase death rate suspected due to obesity, lack of access to medical care, higher rates of unexpected pregnancies
    Yet they note that the descrepancy of maternal death rates was 2X 100 years ago and is now 4X
    No mention of decrease in Vitamin D

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Dark skin pregnancies and Vitamin D - many studies        
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9784 NYT black pregnancy.pdf admin 30 Apr, 2018 279.86 Kb 1425
1149 CDC pregnant less than 20 ng.gif admin 15 Mar, 2012 10.90 Kb 5898
817 Racial disparity NYT.png admin 16 Oct, 2011 24.17 Kb 4446