Vitamin D deficiency can cause deterioration in bone structure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and many different diseases. Internal Medicine Specialist Prof.Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said that vitamin D deficiency significantly increases the risk of diabetes, heart and circulatory diseases, and even cancer. So, how to fix vitamin D deficiency? Which foods contain vitamin D? Can the vitamin D deficiency in the body be closed in a short time? Prof. dr. Look what Yaşar Küçükardali said
How is vitamin D activated in the body?
Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said, “For vitamin D to be active in our body, our skin must come into contact with the sun’s rays.
Despite being a sun country, vitamin D deficiency is common in Turkey.
In a study, it was determined that approximately 70 percent of our total population has vitamin D deficiency, although it is especially intense in our Central Anatolia region.
‘It is not possible to close the vitamin D deficiency in a short time’
Stating that the main source of vitamin D is sunlight or foods rich in vitamin D, Internal Medicine Specialist Prof.Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said, “However, closing the vitamin D deficiency is unfortunately not possible in a short time. If the person has a disease that causes high calcium levels, such as multiple myeloma, sarcoidosis, and hyperparathyroidism, the calcium level in the blood should be monitored while treating vitamin D deficiency.”
What foods contain vitamin D?
Noting that vitamin D has an important role in the immune system, Prof. Dr. Yaşar Küçükardalı said, “90 percent of the need for vitamin D is met by the skin through sunlight. Apart from the sun’s rays, ayran, kefir, cheese, yogurt, butter, tuna fish, salmon, mackerel, fish oil, liver, egg yolk, sweet potato, mushrooms are the most important sources of vitamin D.
What does vitamin D do?
Vitamin D fights disease-causing viruses and bacteria by keeping the immune system strong. It helps to reduce the risk of infectious diseases such as flu and tuberculosis,” he said.