Low vitamin D levels tied to higher heart, death risks

09/27/2012 | United Press International

Researchers looked at the blood samples of more than 10,000 people in Denmark, and found that those with low levels of vitamin D were 64% more likely to suffer from heart attack and 57% more likely to die prematurely than those with highest levels. They also had a 40% greater risk of ischemic heart disease and at least an 81% higher risk of heart disease-related death. The study appeared in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

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