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Vitamin D Shows Heart Benefits in Study - Well Blog - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    "A new study suggests many Americans aren't getting anywhere nearly enough of the vitamin, and it may be affecting their heart health.

    In the study, researchers looked at tens of thousands of healthy adults 50 and older whose vitamin D levels had been measured during routine checkups. A majority, they found, were deficient in the vitamin. About two-thirds had less vitamin D in their bloodstreams than the authors considered healthy, and many were extremely deficient.

    Less than two years later, the researchers found, those who had extremely low levels of the vitamin were almost twice as likely to have died or suffered a stroke than those with adequate amounts. They also had more coronary artery disease and were twice as likely to have developed heart failure.

    The findings, which are being presented today at an American Heart Association conference in Orlando, don't prove that lack of vitamin D causes heart disease; they only suggest a link between the two. "
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Vitamin D Status and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Death -- Kilkkinen et al., 10.1... - 0 views

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    Vitamin D Status and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Death.
    Kilkkinen A, Knekt P, Aro A, Rissanen H, Marniemi J, Heliövaara M, Impivaara O, Reunanen A.
    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19762371
    doi:10.1093/aje/kwp227

    A low vitamin D level may be associated with higher risk of a fatal CVD event, particularly cerebrovascular death. These findings need to be replicated in other populations. To demonstrate a causal link between vitamin D and CVD, randomized controlled trials are required.
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Low vitamin D linked to death from heart and circulation problems | - 0 views

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    Scientists have long known that a lack of vitamin D can weaken our bones. A new study shows that low levels of this nutrient may also be linked to a higher chance of dying early from heart and circulation problems, as well as other causes.
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Are Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D Levels Associated with Mortal... - 0 views

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    An estimated 50% to 60% of older people have suboptimal vitamin D levels, which is a problem that could affect more than bone health. Recent cross-sectional studies have also shown an association between low vitamin D levels and cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. In a long-term prospective study from Germany, researchers assessed whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels were associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among more than 3000 consecutive patients (mean age, 62) referred for coronary angiography.
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Vitamin D and Death - Journal Watch Dermatology - 0 views

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    Vitamin D protects bone, preserves muscle strength, and regulates cell growth and energy metabolism. It also offers some protection against cancer and other disease, but are these effects really important for health and life expectancy? The answer seems to be a resounding yes.
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Vitamin D delivers multiple benefits | ajc.com - 0 views

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    Vitamin D may not just be good for you, it may help save your life.

    Recent research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that higher amounts of vitamin D in your diet decreases your likelihood of dying. Studies found that a vitamin D deficiency increases your risk of death by 26 percent, and vitamin D decreases the mortality rate from almost every type of cancer including breast, colon and prostate. Research also suggests that vitamin D helps prevent diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
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