Date Published: 15 February 2010

Further investigation needed into Vitamin D heart link

Health News from the United Kingdom (UK).

Getting plenty of Vitamin D could help you reduce your risk of heart disease, according to a new study published in Maturitas. Commenting on the findings Fotini Rozakeas, Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said:

" This study looked at the results of several studies to see if there is a relationship between Vitamin D and the risk of a range of diseases including heart and circulatory disease.

Although the results showed that a higher level of Vitamin D was associated with a lower risk of heart and circulatory disease, more research is needed to explain this relationship. Factors such as dietary habits, supplementation and exposure to sunlight weren’t examined.

So, for now people should continue to eat a balanced diet which would include foods containing vitamin D such as oily fish, eggs and fortified spreads and cereals and maybe go outdoors to do their recommended 30 minutes a day of physical activity as part of a heart healthy lifestyle."

 

 

Source: The British Heart Foundation.

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