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Grassrootshealth Launches D*action Community Project to Solve Vitamin D Deficiency Crisis
Date:11/28/2008

health and disease prevention," said Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth.

"We are very excited to have 18 scientists from the University join together for this major public health action," added Baggerly. "The general public is clamoring for more detailed information on vitamin D and action to be taken. In fact, they are moving faster than the medical community which is why we're moving forward with these seminars. Testing is the key right now. Many people just don't believe there is a problem until they see the test results. Towards that end, we will be announcing a major testing initiative at the conference."

With new vitamin D research appearing daily, questions abound as to how it can be applied to disease prevention or whether its deficiency causes many common diseases such as hypertension, Type 1 diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis, among others.

Major goals of the D*action Community Project include preventing 20-50% of breast cancer, colon cancer, Type 1 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases in five years by fostering greater awareness for the preventive health benefits of vitamin D.

Membership in the D*action Community Project is open to individuals and groups. Individual membership is a commitment to solving the vitamin D deficiency crisis by taking the following action steps:

Get your serum levels measured; establish your own personal range 40-60 ng/ml recommended

Download the Scientists Call to Action and the Disease Incidence Prevention Chart from www.grassrootshealth.org and send to your friends

Help schedule community seminars about vitamin D and spread the word about upcoming seminars and new information from GrassrootsHealth

Groups and institutions are encouraged to schedule community and/or department seminars in their organizations and spread the
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