Low vitamin D linked to increased mortality risk

06/17/2014 | HealthDay News

People with low vitamin D levels had a higher risk of heart-disease-related death and all-cause mortality than people with the highest levels of vitamin D, according to an analysis of eight studies involving more than 26,000 nonsmoking people. Participants with a history of cancer and low vitamin levels had a 1.7 times higher risk of dying from cancer. The findings appear on the website of BMJ.

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