Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

A new report based on an extensive 75 previous studies strongly suggests a link between low levels vitamin D and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. Twenty minutes of sun exposure daily is recommended.

Good food sources include fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel as well as cod liver oil, milk and foods fortified with Vitamin D including some orange juices, breads and cereals.

Low levels of Vitamin D have previously been linked with weak and brittle bones.

Sources: Journal of the American College of Cardiology