Vitamin D Recommendations – Link Between Low Levels and Heart Disease – Both Sunlight and Supplements Important

Vitamin D Recommendations – Link Between Low Levels and Heart Disease – Both Sunlight and Supplements Important

James H. O’Keefe, M.D.

(Best Syndication News) Although Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health, researchers are now saying that it is very important for the heart as well. Linus C Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) illustrated the importance of vitamin C for health while new researchers at the Mid American Heart Institute in Kansas are recognizing that vitamin D plays a very important role in our wellbeing.

“Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized, emerging cardiovascular risk factor, which should be screened for and treated,” said James H. O’Keefe, M.D., cardiologist and director of Preventive Cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO. O’Keefe says that a deficiency of the vitamin increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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