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Outdoor activities prescribed by 20 French doctors to treat diseases associated with low vitamin D – Nov 2015

Doctors prescribe surfing lessons in 'world first' in French seaside town

  • 20 doctors are taking part in a pilot scheme
  • The doctors are authorised to prescribe a 12-week course in sports, including surfing or paddleboard but also more classic activities like swimming or Nordic walking
  • Doctors say surfing and other sports can be highly effective in fighting chronic pain and depression, as well as diabetes and obesity, and helps reduce the 46,000 deaths annually linked to inactivity.

Note that every health problem has been previously associated with low vitamin D (and lack of being outdoors)

Note that the outdoor benefit of vitamin D would only result during summer near noon and if now wear a wetsuit

See also VitaminDWiki

Overview Obesity and Vitamin D contains the following summary

Pain - chronic category has the following

147 items in category Chronic pain

See also

Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following summary

  • Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
  • Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
  • Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
  • Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
  • Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
  • Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
        Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
  • All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D 507 items: both Type 1 and Type 2

Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes

  • Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
  • Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
  • Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
    • which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors

Number of articles in both categories of Diabetes and:

  • Dark Skin 24;   Intervention 55;   Meta-analysis 35;   Obesity 32;  Pregnancy 42;   T1 (child) 38;  Omega-3 11;  Vitamin D Receptor 21;  Genetics 11;  Magnesium 25    Click here to see details

Some Diabetes studies

50 ng of Vitamin D fights Diabetes

T1 Diabetes



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