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Vitamin D levels associated with cardiovascular health

Published on 17/02/2010
Increasing exposure to sunlight and consumption of foods rich in vitamin D could help protect against heart disease and diabetes, according to new research from the University of Warwick.

The study found that high levels of the fat-soluble vitamin can reduce an adult's risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 33 per cent and type-2 diabetes by 55 per cent.

Denise Armstrong, lifestyle manager for Heart Research UK, said: "We advise people to get out, expose [themselves] to sunlight, eat a healthy diet and make sure they get enough vitamin D.

"The research has verified the fact that vitamin D does seem to be heart-healthy."

Statistics from the British Heart Foundation indicate that around 2.6 million people in the UK are living with coronary heart disease.

Each year, one in five premature deaths from heart and circulatory disease are linked to smoking.

Following a healthy diet and cutting down on harmful lifestyle habits such as smoking can not only benefit health but also have a positive impact on medical insurance premiums.
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