Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vitamin D Deficiency, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

In this study, researchers were surprised to find that Vitamin D Deficiency does not appear to be tied to increased risk of stroke in blacks. Findings did show, however a doubled increase in risk of death from stroke for whites who were deficient in Vitamin D. Further research might show whether blacks have a natural resistance to this effect of Vitamin D Deficiency and why.

Interview with the lead researcher, Dr. Erin Michos, assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Study findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.

Courtesy of Global Medical News Network.

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