Vitamin D may decrease heart attack risk

June 10, 2008 9:05:43 AM PDT
Low blood levels of vitamin D appear to increase the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged and older men. Researchers compared blood levels of vitamin D in a large group of men some of whom had suffered heart attacks. Findings show those with low vitamin D levels were twice as likely to experience a heart attack than those with high levels.

Authors of the study believe dietary guidelines should be changed to encourage greater intake of vitamin D.

You can read more about this study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.