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Do blacks have a 5 year life penalty due to low vitamin D

Black men live 6 years less than White men


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As much as 5 of the 6 years of difference could be due to vitamin D deficiency in blacks

see attached 2007 JAMA article for details

Heart Disease 1.3 years
Homicide 1.0 years (some of which is due to depression)
HIV 0.6 years
Perinatal death 0.5 years
Stroke 0.4 years
Unintentional injuries 0.4 years (drugs, autos, falls)
Lung cancer 0.3 years
Other cancer 0.3 years
Diabetes 0.3 years
Prostate cancer 0.3 years (vs 0.2 years for breast cancer)
Septicemia 0.2 years (bacteria in the blood)
Hypertension 0.2 years
Nephritis 0.2 years (Kidney Inflammation)
Suicide -0.1 years

Black men might even live longer than White men

if just Blacks, and not whites, increased their vitamin D enough

CLICK HERE to see the page with the following charts - Grant Nov 2010

details on wiki page http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1096

for details see: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1096

See also VitaminDWiki

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249 Life Expectancy discrepancy - JAMA 2007.pdf JAMA admin 22 Oct, 2010 12:57 239.72 Kb 1190
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