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Vitamin D is found in many foods, including fish, eggs, fortified milk and cod liver oil. The sun also adds to the body’s daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to help prevent deficiency. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which forms and maintains strong bones. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, preventive medicine specialist Dr. Donald Hensrud will cover the latest vitamin D recommendations and discuss the second edition of The Mayo Clinic Diet. Also on the program, Dr. Rekha Mankad, director of Mayo Clinic's Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic, will discuss women and heart disease as part of American Heart Month. And cardiologist Dr. Iftikhar Kullo will explain a new genetic test being used to detect a cardiovascular condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia.
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