Although Dallas winter temperatures are warmer than many other parts of the country, the average lows between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit are still enough to discourage many from outdoor activity. However, a recent study suggests that would be a mistake.
Sure, readers know that vitamin D has health properties. However, a vitamin D deficiency may be more serious than previously suspected, based on new research. In fact, it may even put individuals at risk for autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or lupus. Researchers came to this conclusion by examining the way vitamin D receptors bind throughout the human genome. Specifically, such researchers would classify a vitamin D deficiency along with other environmental risk factors for those disabilities.