A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Monday found that people who used a food supplement containing vitamin D were three times more likely to have a mild form of heart disease than those who didn’t.
The study followed over 10,000 people in the United States and Canada and found that those who had a diet rich in vitamin D had a significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease.
But the researchers say the findings do not prove that a diet high in vitamin d can help protect against heart disease, and that the data they gathered should be used with caution.
“We think the study has limitations, and there are a lot of limitations,” said lead author Robert Schoenfeld, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, who led the study.
“It’s very much correlational and it’s correlational, not causally linked, so there’s some uncertainty about how strong the association is, but we think there’s something going on.”‘
Vitamin D is a miracle drug’The study looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels in the blood and the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
It found that the higher the levels of vitamin D in the body, the lower the risk.
The researchers looked at about 5,500 people, all men, and the researchers found that individuals who had an average of 50 ng/ml (micrograms per liter) of vitamin d in their blood were three and a half times less likely to die from heart failure or stroke than those with less than 50 ng.
“What we’re finding is that vitamin D is very protective in terms of the risk that people are having,” said Schoenfield.
“Vitamin d is a molecule that helps regulate blood pressure, so if you have high blood pressure you have elevated levels of this molecule, and this is what’s known as an anti-hypertensive effect.”
The researchers also found that men who had more than 10 ng/mL (microg/ml) of this vitamin D also had a lower risk for developing heart failure and stroke, but this relationship was not significant.
The authors say that the results are consistent with other research which has shown that higher levels of a vitamin D compound called calcitriol are associated with a higher risk of heart failure, diabetes and some cancers.
However, Schoenfeld said there were some caveats to the findings.
“If you look at the observational data that shows vitamin D helps prevent heart disease in some people, then there’s no question that vitamin d is one of those drugs that you want to take when you need it,” he said.
“But what we do not know is what the relationship is between vitamin d and these other conditions that we don’t have good data on.”
There are other drugs that can do this, and they’re also associated with lower rates of death.”‘
A little bit of research’Vitamins D is often prescribed as a treatment for low blood pressure and diabetes, and it is also known to protect against a variety of conditions, including cancers and Alzheimer’s.
Vitamin K is also considered a treatment option, but Schoenstein said there was little evidence that it has any effect on the risk for heart failure.
The team also found no significant relationship between the level of vitamin K in the bloodstream and the likelihood of developing diabetes or cancer.
The findings have been welcomed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which said that more research was needed to understand whether vitamin D supplementation could be considered a standard treatment option.”
We are encouraged by the results of this study.””
In addition, we have been working with research groups in the US to better understand the relationship of vitamin-D levels and risk of disease.
We are encouraged by the results of this study.”
The FDA said that although vitamin D was a known anti-inflammatory drug, it was not yet proven that it can treat the common cause of heart attacks, atherosclerosis, by itself.