Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Problems

Published on November 9, 2015, a study out of Intermountain Medical Center concluded that, “A lack of vitamin D can result in weak bones. Recent studies also show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to more serious health risks such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and strokes.”

We have been talking for years about the negative impacts a low Vitamin D level can have on the body, and this is just more proof of that.

The article states, “Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that patients are fine from a heart standpoint, and may need no further treatment, if their vitamin D level is anywhere above 15 nanograms per milliliter. ‘Although vitamin D levels above 30 were traditionally considered to be normal, more recently, some researchers have proposed that anything above 15 was a safe level. But the numbers hadn’t been backed up with research until now,’ said J. Brent Muhlestein, MD, co-director of cardiovascular research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, and lead researcher of the study.”

Also, ” ‘Even if any level above 15 is safe, one out of 10 people still have vitamin D levels lower than that. This equates to a very large percentage of our population. The best way to determine one’s vitamin D level is by getting a blood test,’ he said.”

 

Click here to read the entire article published on Science Daily.

Source:

Intermountain Medical Center. “Specific vitamin D levels linked to heart problems.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 November 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151109160556.htm>.

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