CaribPR Wire, Brooklyn, New York (January 19, 2012). Chronic vitamin D deficiency is a silent epidemic that is taking the lives of countless blacks worldwide. Correcting the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic: Strategies to Fight Diseases and Prolong Life for Black People (ISBN 978-0-912444-49-9), is the first book to comprehensively address the under-examined issue of critical vitamin D deficiency among blacks, a major contributor to the health disparities present in Black communities. The author, Mrs. Emily Allison-Francis, is a nutritionist, librarian, and educator.
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among dark-skinned people because high concentrations of melanin in dark skin block the production of vitamin D from the sun, the most natural and abundant source of vitamin D. More than 90 percent of Blacks have critically low vitamin D levels and Blacks also Continue Reading »