Posted on Jan 08, 2008 | Comments 0
The vitamin D deficiency that makes the bones weak now has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease in a recent study.
Lack of vitamin D is associated with increased heart disease risk and it is particularly seen among individuals with high blood pressure.
Low levels of vitamin D are highly prevalent in United States, especially in places where sunshine is less. 20 to 30 percent of the population present in those places has moderate to severe deficiency of vitamin D.
It has not been proven yet that lack of vitamin D actually causes increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It requires a large randomized trial to show whether correcting vitamin D deficiency will result in a reduction in heart disease risk.
For more research information, visit: http://www.sciencedaily.com