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Women's Health

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Women with low levels of Vitamin D in their blood are more likely to die from heart disease and cancer, than women with higher levels (above 27 ng/ml), according to findings published in Nutrition Research.

In addition, a recent meta-analysis suggested that Vitamin D Supplementation was associated with decreased mortality.

The researchers explained a causal relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and mortality, Vitamin D is used in range of effects including control of inflammatory compounds, immune health, regulating blood pressure and reducing arterial hardening.

Vitamin D's uses vary between the different types of tissues in your body. This may be the link between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality.

During 6 years of follow-up, 100 of the 714 women died with data showing that the main causes of death included cardiovascular disease (36 per cent), respiratory disease (18%), cancer (15%), and other causes (27%), state the researchers. Read More...

You may also like this article on the subject of Herbs & Vitamins: Can lack of vitamin D contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

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