Dr. Holick shares if a woman will receive enough vitamin D per day if she drinks milk.
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Milk does contain Vitamin D that’s a 100 international units and it’s also a very good source of calcium, 8 ounces of skim milk will provide you with about 300 mg of calcium and a 100 international units of Vitamin D. But we now recognize that people, women in particular need at least 1500 to 2000 units of vitamin D a day to satisfy their body’s requirement. So, a 100 units is a step in the right direction but you would have to be drinking 15 to 20 glasses of milk a day. So, milk is a good source of calcium and it is okay for some vitamin D but you definitely need to get more Vitamin D.

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