A new study shows that people who have low levels of vitamin D in their blood had a greater risk of dying.
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The patients were followed for about eight years. During that time, 737 of them died, including 463 from cardiovascular problems.(Read entire article)
New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health.
Patients with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D were about two times more likely to die from any cause during the next eight years than those with the highest levels, the study found. The link with heart-related deaths was particularly strong in those with low vitamin D levels.
Experts say the results shouldn't be seen as a reason to start popping vitamin D pills or to spend hours in the sun, which is the main source for vitamin D. (Read entire article)