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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vitamin D Slashes Heart Disease, Diabetes

Vitamin D has long been known to build strong bones, but a British study has found that middle-aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D reduce their risk of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43 percent.

Researchers at Warwick Medical School reviewed 28 studies that examined vitamin

D and cardiometabolic disorders, which include cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The 99,795 participants included men and women from a variety of ethnic groups.

Those participants with the highest levels of vitamin D lowered their risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 33 percent, their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 55 percent, and their chances of metabolic syndrome by 51 percent when compared to those with low levels of the vitamin.


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