Study links low vitamin D in black teens to heart risks

07/30/2010 | HealthDay News

A study found 95% of 44 black teenagers in Georgia were vitamin D deficient, which was linked to arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, researchers reported. Giving the teens 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily appeared to reduce arterial stiffness and boost cardiovascular health, the study found.

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