Sunshine Vitamin Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The results of a new study have revealed that having a high level of Vitamin D in the body lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. Having a very low level of the Sunshine Vitamin in your system increases your risk of heart failure.

The study, conducted by Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, followed 27,686 people who were 50 or older with no history of cardiovascular disease. Each person’s Vitamin D levels were tested and they were divided into groups based on whether their Vitamin D levels were normal, low or very low.

Participants with very low Vitamin D levels were over 75 percent more likely to die, 78 percent more likely to have a stroke, and 45 percent more likely to develop coronary artery disease than people with a normal level (higher than 30 ng/mL) in their system.