Vitamin D is associated with regulating calcium levels in the body and is an essential micronutrient. Being vitamin D-deficient has serious health consequences such as osteoporosis, rickets, and even cancer. Thankfully, apart from dietary intake, this micronutrient can be synthesized and activated in the body with the help of sunlight and several enzymes. In other words, your vitamin D status partially depends on your genetic traits.
To date, multiple gene loci have been shown to be associated with blood vitamin D levels through replicable studies. Three gene loci have actually been linked to both vitamin D levels and clinical diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency. Learn more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20418485
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