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How vitamin D deficiency can pose a risk to heart health
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How vitamin D deficiency can pose a risk to heart health

If you thought that a sedentary lifestyle poses a risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which it does, several studies have now found that deficiency of Vitamin D can also be a trigger. Although numerous studies are still required to come to any conclusive takeaway, the pointers are there in many studies which have found a correlation between lower levels of vitamin D and a higher rate of cardiac events and strokes. For example, early last year, Prof Elina Hyppönen, director of the Australian Centre for Precision Health at the University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute, and her team found evidence that vitamin D deficiency can increase blood pressure and the risk of CVD. “However,” she added, “increasing vitamin D concentrations will only be helpful for those participant...