Benefits of vitamin D
by Newsletter Editor
In this study of 10,899 heart patients, doctors found 70 percent were deficient in vitamin D and 30 percent had normal levels, defined as below or above 30 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood. Those who were deficient were more likely to have high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, weakened heart muscles, and diabetes, and over the course of six years, were 164 percent more likely to die from any cause compared to those with normal vitamin D levels. Also, those who were deficient were able to increase their chances of survival by 61 percent by supplementing with vitamin D.
Reference: American Journal of Cardiology; 2012; 109(3): 359-363