Vitamin D, Sunshine Vitamin, Helps Prevent Heart Attacks

June 10, 2008

A new study has shown that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, helps prevent heart attacks..New York (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, helps prevent heart attacks.

The U.S. study included over 18,000 men who were all of the age of 40 and up for a period of 10 years.

Vitamin D was linked directly to their heart attack risk, as men who did not get the recommended daily intake of vitamin D had doule the heart attack risk, and also an increased risk of death from a heart attack.

The daily intake of vitamin D is set at 200 units until age 50, 400 until age 70, and the up to 600 units beyond that age.

Vitamin D was found to be a huge factor in blood vessel health, blood pressure control, and more.

Researchers who carried out the study at the Harvard School of Public Health have stated that the recommended doses should also be increased.


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