New meta-analysis shows that a vitamin D deficiency has serious repercussions for people with cirrhosis of the liver. The research looked at 1,339 individuals across eight studies and concluded that a severe deficiency of the vitamin was associated with an increased death rate of nearly 80 percent. Those living in less sunny regions often fail to get enough Vitamin D, as do people with darker skin. Staying indoors a lot is also problematic. While diet isn’t a great source of Vitamin D, consuming wild salmon and raw dairy is beneficial.
- Some warning signs that may show you’re low when it comes to vitamin D are getting sick often, feeling depressed and living above 30 degrees latitude.
- Vitamin D is beneficial to our entire body but can lead to severe consequences if not replenished.
- When you are low in Vitamin D, you have roughly an 80% increase when it comes to risk of death.
“Cirrhosis is chronic health condition associated with liver scarring and dysfunction, which can be caused by everything from heavy metal toxicity to excessive alcohol consumption.”