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Too Much Vitamin D?

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Researchers are looking at adults and Vitamin D and are now saying a growing number of adults in the U.S. say they are taking too much.

They say 3% of adults are supplementing at doses that can be linked to serious side effects, some of them include:kidney stones, cancer, and even death.

Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption and maintaining phosphate levels in the blood, so it is generally a good thing. 

But too much Vitamin D can damage soft tissues, including kidneys and the heart.

Experts say if you're young and otherwise healthy, and you get enough sun exposure, you probably get enough Vitamin D.

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