Lack of Vitamin D May Have Killed Mozart

Posted by Joshua Peschko on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Did Mozart die of a young age due to a severe deficiency in Vitamin D?  William Grant, a retired NASA atmospheric physicist who has been following vitamin D research for the past decade believes so.  Via Discovery News:

Now, two researchers offer a new theory: vitamin D deficiency. In his high-latitude home in Austria, Mozart was probably running low on the sunshine vitamin for half the year. That deficiency may have put the musician at risk for many of the illnesses he suffered from.
If only Mozart had known about vitamin D and had access to supplements, he could have doubled his lifetime's output of work, mused William Grant, a retired NASA atmospheric physicist who has been following vitamin D research with great interest for the past decade. And, he argued, the same goes for several other famous musicians who died at young ages.

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