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Vitamin D and Heart

There’s more news on the health benefits of Vitamin D. New findings suggest the so-called sunshine vitamin may also reduce the incidence of heart attacks.  The research, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that having low levels of vitamin D can double the risk of heart attacks in men and put them at an even greater risk of dying from a cardiac condition.

This may help shed light on why many people with no known risk factors – like high blood pressure or smoking – inexplicably develop heart attacks. It may also explain why heart attacks are more common in northerly countries, like Canada, and the numbers rise in the winter.

Over the last year other research has linked Vitamin D to a reduced risk of cancer and diabetes. Now it seems we may also be able to cut the risk of heart disease by popping this inexpensive pill that is widely available in pharmacies.

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