Heart Beat: Golden opportunity to fight heart disease

Heart Beat

Golden opportunity to fight heart disease

Published: April, 2008

It might be time to add too little vitamin D to the list of things that promote heart disease.

Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D usually draws attention for its role in building bone. But it does so much more than that. Vitamin D helps calm the immune system. It may fight colon, breast, prostate, and other cancers. It is involved in controlling blood pressure and blood sugar. And studies have linked too little vitamin D with peripheral artery disease, heart failure, and deaths from heart disease.

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