Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women – HealthDay – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas – (Tuesday, November 15, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on November 30, 2011

TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of vitamin D may put women at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to one of several new studies on the important nutrient. 

After analyzing 16 years of data on more than 2,000 healthy, postmenopausal white women aged 45 to 58, researchers found that the 788 women with a vitamin D deficiency had more risk factors for heart disease than 1,225 women with normal levels of the vitamin. They were scheduled to present their findings Tuesday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.    http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658647

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