High vitamin-D bread…now there’s a thought!

A recently-published study on a high vitamin-D bread tells us that as many as 70% of the U.S. population may have insufficient vitamin D status. Eeeek!!! A blogging friend (thanks!) sent me the full study…Now, you can find the gist in a Science Daily article (http://goo.gl/dBufl), but if you are feeling particularly audacious, go have a look at the study abstract: http://goo.gl/PqyzS

This could actually be a bit of very important news, especially for those of us myeloma folks who don’t believe in supplementation, particularly in vitamin D (not my case, of course! Even though, come to think of it, I don’t take a huge amount of stuff…mainly, curcumin, fish oil, quercetin and vitamin D…oh, and a vitamin B complex right now…but normally I don’t take any vitamins etc. I try instead to have a healthy diet with lots of herbs and spices…).

Another point. If you are new to my blog and need some convincing on how important vitamin D is for MM, MGUS and SMM folks, please have a look at the 2009 Mayo Clinic study, which proved that MM patients with normal levels of vitamin D had better outcomes than those with low levels of this vitamin. You can find the link here: http://margaret.healthblogs.org/life-with-myeloma/what-is-multiple-myeloma/myeloma-and-vitamin-d/ After reading that study, I began pushing for the vitamin D test to be part of our routine tests, especially especially ESPECIALLY at diagnosis. I mean, you don’t want to be in the “worse outcome” group, do you? No, didn’t think so. I don’t, either!

Okay, I have to go now…I am busy busy BUSY these days, but I will check the full bread study as soon as possible to see if it contains anything that I should report about, here…Hmmm, how about a vitamin D and curcumin bread? Now there’s a super thought! 😉

P.S. I wanted to mention that sometimes my replies to blog reader queries get rejected by the oh-so-bothersome “Mailer Daemon.” So it’s not always a question of my forgetting to answer your messages or, worse!, ignoring your messages. I am mentioning this right now because it just so happened that the Mailer Daemon rejected the reply I sent to Wes a few minutes ago…Wes, I really hope you read this note and don’t feel neglected or ignored by me. Scroll down my Pages on the right-hand side of the blog—you should find all your answers there. Or send me a different e-mail address, and I will try to forward my rejected reply to you. Thanks!


  1. Hi Margaret,

    For those who do take vitamin d supplements to help insure adequate 25(OH)D levels, the following abstract should be very important. It explains how to get up to 50% more absorption of the vitamin d you are taking and may help to explain why some people require significantly more vitamin d than others to achieve an optimal 25(OH)D level. The underlying idea is that you should definitely not take vitamin d on an empty stomach.
    It seems like this information should be printed on every vitamin d supplement lable.



  2. Having read your comment on vitamin d and bread I would like to inform you about a new method used in Sweden(d-bread.com)where they are fortifing bread with this method.The whole swedish population will be the first in the world to get fortified bread through this method!

  3. Art,
    having looked at “your” video I fully agree.Help is on its way in Sweden anyhow.Vitamin d was not very “in”just a few years ago.

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