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Low Vitamin D Levels Lead to a Higher Risk of Death

October 1, 2009

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