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  1. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    09 Jan '21 03:06

    This guy says darker skinned people in the Northern Hemisphere moving north created the vitamin D deficiency today. Of course staying inside also leads to vitamin D deficiency.

    I suppose that means lock downs where people must remain inside leads to vitamin D deficiency.

    So is this guy just a racist blaming vitamin D deficiency on skin color?

    If he is right, would not dark skinned people benefit by moving south?
  2. Joined
    06 Mar '12
    09 Jan '21 07:543 edits
    Few educated non-racists would likely deny that, with all else equal, the darker your skin color the more likely you would get vit D deficiency as the link between skin type and vit D production in the skin is well known.
    Any non-moron would understand merely acknowledging a biological fact isn't ever racism even if that fact just happens to involve race or color. Any non-moron would understand racism isn't merely about just mentioning the word 'race' or 'color' in a statement.
    Very few if any people would claim a guy is a racist merely for blaming vitamin D deficiency on skin color; If its a biological fact, which in this case it is, its very obviously not racism.
  3. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    09 Jan '21 19:29
    Nice to see that you agree that darker skinned people living further away from the equator are more likely to be vitamin D deficient.

    Too bad they are not telling darker skinned people in the US this fact and telling them to supplement with vitamin D so that they will be better protected from Covid.

    But no, politicians must blame it on a bad healthcare system and use it as a tool to push for a socialist system of medicine.
  4. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    09 Jan '21 20:35
    Hey look, thumbs down because I write the truth. Welcome to modern society where the truth must be repressed and lock step government propaganda is what is required.

    4 Legs good 2 Legs bad.

    Later it will be 4 Legs good, 2 legs better.
  5. Subscribermoonbus
    31 May '12
    10 Jan '21 23:16

    Vitamin D production, skin color, and exposure to sunlight are causally related.
  6. Joined
    12 Jul '08
    11 Jan '21 01:29
    From the link

    People with dark skin
    Larger amounts of the pigment melanin in the epidermal layer result in darker skin and reduce the skin's ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight.[23] It is not sure that lower levels of 25(OH)D for persons with dark skin have significant health consequences. Intake of RDA levels of vitamin D from foods and/or supplements will provide adequate amounts of this nutrient to these individuals.

    From this link

    Race was identified as a significant risk factor, with African-American adults having the highest prevalence rate of vitamin D deficiency (82.1%, 95% CI, 76.5%-86.5😵 followed by Hispanic adults (62.9%; 95% CI, 53.2%-71.7😵 [3]
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