Heart Attack Risk Reduction and Vitamin D
Does the data show that Vitamin D levels may influence your risk of having a heart attack?
Heart Disease, also called Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), is a leading cause of death among adults. In fact, it is responsible for 32% of deaths worldwide, according to this article in Medical News Today.
Could something as simple as maintaining an optimal Vitamin D level minimize your risk of CVD and heart attack?
Some data published within the past few years may shed some light on the importance of Vitamin D levels for our heart health.
In 2021, the Journal of the Endocrine Society published data looking at over 20,000 participants divided into three categories of Vitamin D level:
Group A - Vitamin D levels below 20 ng/ml
Group B - Vitamin D levels between 21 and 29 ng/ml
Group C - Vitamin D levels above 30 ng/ml
Keep in mind that the optimal range for Vitamin D levels has been determined to be between 40 - 60 ng/ml. The study mentioned above found that Group C had a 35% lower risk of heart attack than Group B.
Another study published in 2022 in the European Heart Journal also analyzed the Vitamin D levels of over 40,000 CVD patients and drew this conclusion: "Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of CVD. The burden of CVD could be reduced by population-wide correction of low vitamin D status."
Do you know your Vitamin D level? It might be time to find out!
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