News regarding the link between vitamin D and a healthy heart started hitting mainstream media last year and continued as more and more study results hit the medical journals. Vitamin D has now been associated with not only cardiovascular health, but strong bones, cognitive health, cancer prevention and immune health. Recently though, researchers presented some pretty strong evidence that linked a vitamin D deficiency directly to an increase in heart disease.
This is an important study because there is a huge difference between saying that the presence of a vitamin has an impact on a specific health issue versus saying that if we don’t have enough of that vitamin we are much more likely to get that disease! Combine the news that a vitamin D deficiency leads to an increase in heart disease, deaths due to heart failure, and strokes with the fact that we know the majority of older Americans are vitamin D deficient and you’ve got the ‘perfect storm’.
Here are the stats from the study which were recently presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Conference :
For more than a year, the medical research team followed 27,686 people who were 50 years of age or older with no prior history of cardiovascular disease. The participants had their blood vitamin D levels tested and were divided into three groups. Those with normal (over 30 nanograms per milliliter), low (15-30 nanograms per milliliter), and very low (less than 15 nanograms per milliliter). Scientists then followed them to see if they developed any form of heart disease.
The results were significant. Those with very low levels of vitamin D were 77% more likely to die, 45% more likely to develop coronary artery disease, and 78% more likely to have a stroke then those with normal levels! They also found that those with very low levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to suffer heart failure.
If those numbers don’t get your attention, then I don’t know what will. Unlike most of the other health issues we are facing, the good news in all of this is that this is easy and not expensive to fix. Simply take a vitamin D3 supplement. OneLifeUSA offers our Brabec Basics Vitamin D3 (120 caps per bottle), 400 IU per cap, for $2.99. That price is made possible by the grants provided by the Brabec Foundation and means that OneLifeUSA customers can fill their vitamin D requirements for less than pennies per day!
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