Posted on Aug 04, 2009 | Comments 0
Two new studies found link between vitamin D deficiency in kids and increased risk of heart diseases such as strokes and heart attacks.
According to the study reports, more youngsters in U.S. are not getting enough amounts of vitamin D and that deficiency may put them at risk of developing life threatening heart diseases.
The lead author of the reports revealed the simultaneous publication of the both papers most recently in an online edition of pediatrics.
Both surveys used U.S. data from the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and both were initiated because of a lack of information about the possible effects of low vitamin D levels on cardiovascular risk in young people.
Read more at HealthDay