The good news about vitamin D just keeps coming, folks. It seems that every week a new study surfaces about the benefits of adding this building block to your regimen.

Last week, I came across an article in Nutra-Ingredients USA about how increased vitamin D and calcium may protect you from type II diabetes. In fact, researchers have found that people with the highest intake of vitamin D, calcium or dairy intake have a 64 percent lower prevalence of the disease.

64% decreased prevalence of type II diabetes

With this type of razor sharp data (some of it from Harvard researchers, no less), every family doc in the nation should be handing out vitamin D and calcium by the bucketful! If only they’d stop pushing their pens across the script pad and practice some preventative medicine for a change!