Low Vitamin D Linked To Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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'A low vitamin D intake in childhood is associated with a higher risk of a type of cardiovascular disease that can be diagnosed in in adulthood, researchers in Finland have found.

The researchers, led by Markus Juonala from the University of Turku, measured vitamin D levels of children and young people at baseline and then measured for carotid intima-thickness (IMT) -- an indicator of structural atherosclerosis -- as adults.

Some findings show that women who don't get enough vitamin E in their diets also appear to be more likely than others to show early signs of atherosclerosis, even before they experience any symptoms of the condition. They concluded that the highest risk of early atherosclerosis were those who took in the lowest amount of vitamin E in their diets.' 


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