Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of heart disease: Danish Study
Friday, 28 September 2012
People with low levels of vitamin D in their body are more open to attacks from heart disease, a Danish study show.
The Danish researchers followed more than 10,000 Copenhageners from the
beginning of the 1980s. It turned out that those who had low levels of
vitamin D in the body more often suffered from heart disease - even if
other risk factors are not taken into account.
In a graduation of the result, individuals with the highest vitamin D
levels (more than 50 nanomol per liter serum) had a 40-percent reduced
risk of heart disease, a 64-percent reduced risk of heart attack,
a 57-percent reduced risk of early death and a 81-percent reduced risk
of fatal heart disease/heart disease compared to people who had the
lowest level (less than 15 nanomol per liter serum).
The Danish study is published in the American Heart Association's (AHA) Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.