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Vitamin D deficiency may increase your risk of serious illness

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency increase with the advent of winter, and worryingly, a study reveals that deficiency increases the risk of serious cardiovascular diseases.
In a study published in
In this study, a deficiency of vitamin D, causing heart failure due to insulin resistance in the myocardium, was investigated.
The study looked at the cause-and-effect relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular abnormalities.
He found that vitamin D deficiency mimicking a diet high in fat and fructose with induced metabolic syndrome and cardiac dysfunction.
The study concluded, “This study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart failure, at least in part, by inducing insulin resistance in the myocardium.”
A growing number of studies point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart attack, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, Johns Hopkins said.
She added: “Vitamin D acts as a hormone that regulates more than 200 genes throughout the body. As people spend less time outdoors and use more sunscreen when outside, there is a general deficiency among the entire population.”
“The research sheds new light and better direction for patients who may benefit better from taking a vitamin D supplement,” said Dr. Brent Muhlesten, associate director of cardiovascular research at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center.
He added: “Although there is a possibility that patients may benefit in some way from achieving higher levels of vitamin D in the blood, the new information tells us that the greatest benefit to the heart is likely to occur among patients whose vitamin D level is less than 15 ng/ ML. As we continue to study vitamin D and the heart, we hope eventually to have enough information so that we can specifically inform all patients of what they should do to reduce their risk of heart disease as much as possible.”
Experts explained that the study needs more expansion, and a doctor should be consulted to determine the healthy level of vitamin D in the body.

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