Heart disease: Getting vitamin D from sun could reduce risk – study


Taylor said: “A 2015 Scottish study, part funded by the BHF, showed that although having low levels of vitamin D is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the low vitamin D is a result of lifestyle factors that increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, rather than the cause of increased risk.”

However, now researchers found the mechanisms between vitamin D and inflammation, which is considered to be a driver for heart disease.

Dr Ang Zhou, lead researcher, said: “Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting your tissues if you’ve been injured or have an infection.

“High levels of C-reactive protein are generated by the liver in response to inflammation, so when your body is experiencing chronic inflammation, it also shows higher levels of C-reactive protein.



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