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Endocrine Surgery Encyclopedia
Like most vitamins, vitamin D may be obtained in the recommended amount with a
well-balanced diet, including some enriched or fortified foods. In addition, the
body manufactures vitamin D when exposed to sunshine, and it is recommended people
get 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times a week.
Review Date: 10/27/2004 12:00:00 AM
Reviewed By: Kevin Pho, MD, Attending, Internal Medicine, Boston VA Medical Center,
Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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