Vitamin D and heart disease

New examination of patient data has disclosed evidence suggesting that vitamin D levels may play a highly significant role in cardiovascular health. This was according to an article published in the American Journal of Cardiology (October 2010).
Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., of the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and colleagues analyzed 41,504 patient records. Vitamin D levels were reviewed as well as heart conditions to see if there was an association.
The researchers found a 63.6 percent prevalence of ...

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Lowering of LDL can impact coronary artery disease

ldl-levelsFrom Oxford University, published in online The Lancetthis November 8, 2010 is now reporting the following:
“Researchers say that each 1-mmol/L LDL cholesterol reduction reduces the risk of occlusive vascular events by about one-fifth, irrespective of baseline cholesterol concentration, which implies that a 2- to 3-mmol/L reduction would reduce risk by about 40% to 50%. The findings suggest that the primary goal for patients at high risk of occlusive vascular events should ...

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