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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. Team

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