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    PSA for med students

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    Get your Vitamin D checked, especially if you're doing rotations and spend all your time indoors.

    Mine was 18 ng/mL (N 30-100)
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    I bet your Thiamine and Folic Acid levels are low too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahulb View Post
    Get your Vitamin D checked, especially if you're doing rotations and spend all your time indoors.

    Mine was 18 ng/mL (N 30-100)

    No joke! Mine was 13. I am taking 5000IU weekly for 12 weeks. Low VIT D can contribute to arthritis, DM and other illnesses. Listen to Rahulb and go check it out...

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    i've heard about this here and there about getting your vit d checked...anyone have some data on this?
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    No problems here with my PSA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCplucinski View Post
    i've heard about this here and there about getting your vit d checked...anyone have some data on this?
    We conclude that young adults aged 18 to 29 years have an equal to greater risk of vitamin D insufficiency than do older adults, especially during the winter. Prevention of vitamin D insufficiency in young adults is easily accom- plished by encouraging increased vitamin D intake through multivitamin supplementation, especially if they are not getting exposure to sunlight during the spring, summer, and fall, or have increased skin pigmentation, which interferes with the cutaneous production of vitamin D

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