Women's Heart Advisor July 2014 Issue

Getting Enough Vitamin D Helps Protect Heart and More

While evidence that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for heart disease is growing, an overall regulated level is vital for good health.

Vitamin D plays many impressive roles in supporting good health. In addition to regulating more than 200 genes throughout the body, it keeps abnormal cells from multiplying in breast and colon tissues, helps regulate blood pressure in the kidneys, and maintains healthy blood sugar levels in the pancreas.

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