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Heart Health

05 May 2010

Vit. D could protect the heart

A while ago, researchers identified a role for vitamin D in cancer prevention. Now, there are indications that vitamin D may also thwart heart disease, hypertension and stroke.

Scientific evidence is accumulating that shows that vitamin D not only maintains the calcium balance and prevents bone deformation (rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis), but has many other functions in the human body.

Another study conducted in the USA with more than 8000 adults, showed that subjects who had high vitamin D levels were significantly less likely to develop metabolic syndrome than subjects who had low vitamin D levels.

 

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