Can Vitamin D deficiency cause heart disease?

The major effect of Vitamin D deficiency is weakening of bones and muscles, but it in recent years, studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency may predispose the body to high BP, chronic blood vessel inflammation, and congestive heart failure.

Some studies have linked low Vitamin D levels with increased arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction, and fatal strokes among patients with cardiovascular disease.

As per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism[1], researchers found that death from stroke or other cardiovascular event doubled when blood levels of Vitamin D fell below 50 nmol/L.

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