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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Older People Need More Sun to Curb Heart Ills, Diabetes

Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency because of the natural aging process and changes in lifestyle, but exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin.

Vitamin D deficiency is associated significantly with metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical and metabolic disorders that increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Warwick near Coventry, England.


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