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Vitamin D v death.

Licette Liu presented findings on vitamin D status at the European Society of Cardiology conference on 550 patients hospitalised with heart failure.

The average age was 71 years, and as blood levels of vitamin D decline with age, Liu checked values which are low compared to the recommended norms. ‘Low’ was less than 30 nmol/L; ‘high’ was 44 nmol/L or more.

Those in the high category had a 34% reduced risk of all-cause mortalility. Those in the low category had a 31% higher risk of death or re-hospitalisation due to heart failure.

The researchers speculated on the mechanism then noted “Until an intervention study has been designed and completed, it seems that we should advise patients with heart failure to maintain appropriate vitamin D levels by taking supplements, by eating oily fish or eggs, or simply by exposure to sunlight.”


August 26, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Diet, Fish, Health, Licette Liu, Medical conditions, Success, Vitamin D

1 Comment »

  1. More and more studies are showing the importance of vitamin d. I’ve read it’s actually being reclassified as a hormone. Vitamin D benefits the life and health of a person in far more ways than is commonly known. It helps in strengthening the bones and joints in the human body by aiding the absorption of calcium. It also helps the body build up immunity. Our bodies can produce vitamin D naturally, if we have sufficient exposure to sunlight (at least an hour a week). Alternatively, you can find it added to certain foods such as milk, egg yolks, fatty fish, sardines, mackerel, tuna and salmon. They are known to be a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Cod liver oil capsules are one of the most common nutrient and Vitamin D dense supplements. Adequate vitamin D levels are absolutely essential for a healthy life.

    Comment by vitamin d benefits | September 7, 2010 | Reply

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