Health Tip: Foods high in vitamin D may benefit heart health

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Consuming vitamin D rich foods may have heart-protective effects, suggests recent research.

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Washington D.C: Consuming vitamin D rich foods may have heart-protective effects, suggests recent research.

The research was published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

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The study was conducted during 2001-2012 and included 1,514 men and 1,528 women from the greater Athens area, in Greece.

In the lowest, middle, and highest categories of vitamin D intake, cardiovascular events (such as heart attacks and strokes) occurred in 24%, 17%, and 12% of men and 14%, 10%, and 11% of women.

In contrast with vitamin D supplementation trials that have shown modest to neutral beneficial effects on heart health, this study revealed that increased vitamin D intake from food sources may protect against heart-related problems, especially in men. (ANI)

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