Vitamin D deficiency & your heart
We all know how important vitamin D
is. We've seen it in the news, we've read it in the articles but when it comes down to it, the question at hand is, are you taking it
What if we told you that a recent study shows that the risk of heart disease is more than halved when patients take vitamin D supplements
on a regular basis?
Still not enough?
According to the University of Kansas, in a study with more than 10,000 patients, researchers found that 70 percent of the patient base was deficient in vitamin D
. In addition to this, 40 percent were more likely to have high blood pressure and about 30 percent were more likely to suffer with cardiomyopathy.
Overall, the study proved that those who were deficient in vitamin D
were three times more likely to die from any cause than those who weren't.
The latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that between 25 and 57 percent of adults have vitamin D deficiency
. Are you one of them?
(*Note: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which means there is a point of toxicity. Make sure your physician is performing regular blood tests to measure vitamin D levels in the blood to see that they do not reach a toxic level.)