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    Default PCO and Vitamin D deficiency

    Hi all

    Just wanted to let you know about something my GP/FS has learned. The latest research (from the conference he attended anyway) is that there is a link between PCO/S and Vitamin D deficiency. Specifically, Vitamin D3 which is a hormone that is produced from sunlight etc. I was tested and found to be below the acceptable range. So I am now taking D3 supplements. I have chosen this over taking Metaformin.

    Funny, we are told to get out of the sun for fear of skin cancer, and because I have done this, lack of sun has contributed to my subfertility (and the fact that I look horrible in bathers and don't go near the beach LOL)!



    Anyway, something to think about.

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    Hi Saffi

    Thanks for that. I have PCO. Can you get a blood test that specifically tests for Vitamin D deficiency???

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    Hi Saffi,

    I too have PCO. Thanks so much for that info. Ill have to look into whether im deficent as well.

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    Hi ladies

    Yes you can get a blood test and thats how my Dr found I was Vitamin D deficient. I think the normal range is like 50 - 300 and I was 40. I was surprised when I read my PG multivitamins that Vitamin D of any kind wasn't included - so now take a D3 supplement.

    Couldn't find anywhere on the Internet that mentions this link, although there are references to Vitamin D3 deficiency and lack of bone density.

    Anyway, its something to consider.

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