The Sun­shine Vi­ta­min

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Here’s an­other rea­son to get your kids out­side this sum­mer: A long-term study dis­cov­ered that low vi­ta­min D lev­els dur­ing child­hood may re­sult in hard­en­ing of the ar­ter­ies later in life. In fact, those with the low­est vi­ta­min D lev­els (the bot­tom 25 per­cent of all study par­tic­i­pants) were al­most twice as likely to ex­pe­ri­ence thick­ened ar­ter­ies by mid­dle age. Although this as­so­ci­a­tion of the sun­shine vi­ta­min and artery health isn’t di­rectly linked to heart dis­ease or stroke, th­ese find­ings sug­gest that’s some­thing worth pur­su­ing fur­ther. Source: The Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal En­docrinol­ogy & Me­tab­o­lism

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