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For the Fifth Year in a Row, November 2nd is Vitamin D Day
Date:11/2/2013

d of very important clinical diseases. As a scientific community, we are now in the next phase of research, where we are designing and conducting rigorous clinical trials to verify whether improving vitamin D status leads to better outcomes. In the process, we hope to learn about how vitamin D supplementation may bring about these potential health benefits,” says Dr. Sadeq Quraishi, MD, MHA, Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

InspireHealth, a health center in Vancouver, Canada, established Vitamin D Day on November 2nd in Canada in 2009. Prior to 2009, the Vitamin D Society recognized November as Vitamin D Awareness Month for several years.

This grassroots public health movement inspired Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, Canada, to introduce Bill C-388, An Act to establish National Vitamin D Day on November 2nd in Canada.

Expanding these outreach efforts in attempt to make Vitamin D Day a global movement, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, two United States nonprofit organizations, along with Health Research Forum of the United Kingdom, agreed to also promote Vitamin D Day annually on November 2nd starting in 2012.

Head to the Vitamin D Day website at http://www.vitamindday.net for more information and how to get involved. Organizers also have a Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/vitamindday.

About Vitamin D Day
Vitamin D Day takes place every November 2nd. Organizers are calling for people to learn more about vitamin D, educate others and participate on the day. People can visit http://www.vitamindday.net to learn more about vitamin D and find out how they can help spread awareness.

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