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Low Vitamin D Levels May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Doctors are finding new reasons to make sure you get enough vitamin D –lack of this important vitamin could increase your risk of heart disease.

According to a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital, adults who had a lack of vitamin D in their bodies were at a higher risk to develop disabling heart conditions. The study included 10,000 participants and those with a vitamin D deficiency had a 40 percent greater risk of ischemic heart disease.

Many associate lack of vitamin D with poor bone health, but studies are now showing connections to poor heart health and high blood pressure. These factors can result in health conditions such as heart attack, angina, and coronary arteriosclerosis.

Borge Nordestgaard, a professor at the University of Copenhagen and physician at Copenhagen University Hospital, points out that while there is a “strong statistical correlation between a low level of vitamin D and high risk of heart disease and early death,” a causal relationship cannot be definitively established. While a direct link is possible, “it is also possible that vitamin deficiency is a marker for poor health generally.”

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among Americans and can lead to long-term disabilities. Heart attacks, stroke, and angina may prevent you from working and living a normal life if the symptoms are severe enough to cause disability.

If you or a loved one have suffered complications from heart disease and can no longer perform substantial gainful activity, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits. A South Florida disability representative can help review your case and determine your rights to disability benefits.

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