Male, 40 years, Active, Vitamin D deficiency Imagine you are attending your yearly health risk assessment.

Male, 40 years, Active, Vitamin D deficiency

Imagine you are attending your yearly health risk assessment. When you came to the appointment, you thought you had a proper diet and were of average health. It turns out, the doctor that examines you has a special interest in nutrition. She notices some inconsistencies with what you discuss with her and suggests that you may have a deficiency in vitamin D.

• What were your doctor’s observations and diagnosis?

• Explain any disorders associated with the deficiency.

•Briefly describe what your recommended daily allowance based upon your profile (sex, age, physical status, etc.) should be, your present intake estimate, and your action plan (adjustment in diet, etc.).

•If left untreated, what might be some of the more serious long term and detrimental effects this might have on your body?

•Which special populations (pregnant women, children, etc.) are most affected and why?

•What other prevention, treatment, and safety measures might be beneficial to regulate your health?