Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vitamin D shines as heart attack fighter (Canada)

Vitamin D shines as heart attack fighter (Canada)Another study has emerged that says vitamin D is good for you - this time, for your heart. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology says people with low levels of the vitamin, which comes from sunshine and pills but not much else, are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke within five years compared to people with higher vitamin levels. This adds to evidence that people lacking vitamin D have a higher risk of various cancers and diabetes as well. But as well, it shows that the early studies promoting the value of this cheap vitamin are being confirmed by scientific follow-up - unlike the faded early promise of vitamins C and E. - Canwest

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