A 58-year-old female asked:
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Can chronic diarrhea be the cause of a vitamin D deficiency?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No. Chances are this is supply and demand at work. You get vitamin D through the sun on your untanned unprotected skin, through supplements and in certain foods. Vitamin D is used in the operation of about 350 genes, included many detoxification reactions.
Answered on Jun 11, 2016
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