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      “Vitamin D, found in fatty fish, juices and dairy, is important for overall bone health. There is scientific literature to support the hypothesis that DMD patients may benefit from vitamin D supplements due to their restorative effect on calcium levels which contribute to bone and muscle health.” MD News

      Do you have low levels of vitamin D? Have you had a blood test? Have you heard of a correlation between muscular dystrophy and vitamin D deficiency ?

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      Ralph Yaniz
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      I have LGMD2L.  I am also a big proponent of vitamin D and take about 10,000 IU on most days.  My levels had been around 40 but my last blood test indicated I was at 67 and my doctor said this was really an optimal level. From everything I have read, I would recommend to everyone that they get their levels taken and if they are under 40 for sure, and maybe even a little higher, to take supplements. I have also read that absorption is improved if you take it with vitamin K and magnesium. Maybe something to research

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      Ralph Yaniz
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      Dani, Thanks for your question back and for me it was less about having an issue as it was about maintaining bone strength and just general health. I have read many articles about vitamin D and onset of illnesses  and between some of the stationary bicycle riding that I do and walking,  I feel that keeping my vitamin D level high will maintain strong bones should I fall.  I think the level I am currently at tells me things are good!

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