New Research Points to Vitamin D as Vital to Health

February 19, 2017 12:01 AM
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Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc, so it's vital we get enough of it. Humans get a lot of it from the sun, or food or vitamin supplements. A new study suggests Vitamin D plays an even more important role in our health than we thought, and researchers have a suggestion to help people get what they need. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.