Vitamins are pivotal for maintaining overall health. While they are required in small amounts, their absence or deficiency can lead to significant health problems, emphasizing the importance of consuming a balanced diet rich in vitamins and other essential nutrients.

In this video, Dr. Francisco Echevarria-Santiago, a primary care physician at Northside, sheds light on three essential vitamins and their impact. 

“Vitamin D decreases bone loss and may decrease fracture rate. There are several studies that show a reduction in risk of falls following vitamin D supplementation,” Dr. Echevarria-Santiago said. 

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Dr. Francisco J. Echevarria-Santiago

Specialties: Internal Medicine

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Dr. Francisco J. Echevarria-Santiago is a board-certified physician in internal medicine. He specializes in preventive care, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity. 

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