Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vitamin D and Early Death

New research on the importance of vitamin D is published all the time. The reviewed study was quite large and was conducted in Denmark (Brondum-Jacobsen P, et al. 2012).

The participants were 10,170 men and women, the vitamin D levels were measured, and the follow-up time was 29 years. The researchers investigated the association between vitamin D levels and ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction and early death.

The results documented that the risk of ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction and early death were increasing when vitamin D levels were decreasing.

If you have not had your vitamin D level tested, I suggest that you get some sun and take approximately 2000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Brøndum-Jacobsen P, Benn M, Jensen GB, Nordestgaard BG. 25-hydroxyvitamin d levels and risk of ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, and early death: population-based study and meta-analyses of 18 and 17 studies. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Nov;32(11):2794-802. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.248039. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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