Diabetes and Lack of Vitamin D Equals Higher Heart Disease Risk

by Jodee on August 22, 2009

If you have diabetes, make sure that you are getting enough Vitamin D. A deficiency in this important Vitamin means that the individual will have trouble processing cholesterol. As a result, this substance builds up in the person’s blood vessels. The resulting plaque increases the risk of heart attack.

Vitamin D, the “Sunshine Vitamin,” is introduced to the body by exposure to ultraviolet light. It is also added to certain foods, such as milk. to help ensure that people are getting enough in their diet.

Without sufficient Vitamin D in the body, the individual will not be able to absorb calcium appropriately. This Vitamin is responsible for preventing rickets in children and helps to protects adults from osteoporosis. The recommended daily amount of Vitamin D is between 200-600 IU (International Units) daily.

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