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Vitamin D and mortality

New Study Links Vitamin D to Higher Mortality

Yet another study has highlighted the health benefits of maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D.

In the latest study on what is fast becoming known as a super-nutrient, scientists from the Netherlands, Austria and the U.S. have found that low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, and mortality from heart disease.

Clinical Endocrinology
November 2009, Volume 71, Issue 5, Pages: 666-672
Pilz, Dobnig et al.  Vitamin D and mortality in older men and women

The findings of this study are by research in Australia which has shown that low levels of circulating Vitamin D are associated with earlier death.

Frost SA, et al. “Effects of vitamin D deficiency and high parathyroid hormone on mortality risk in elderly men” (Abstract 1168), presented at  American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2010.

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