Heart disease: The common vitamin deficiency doubling your risk – new study


Chief investigator Professor Elina Hyppönen highlights the role of vitamin D deficiency for heart health, as it could help lower the “global burden” of heart diseases.

Hyppönen said: “Severe deficiency is relatively rare, but in settings where this does occur it is very important to be proactive and avoid negative effects on the heart. 

“For example, deficiency can be a problem for people living in residential care who may have limited exposure to sun.

“Our results are exciting as they suggest that if we can raise levels of vitamin D within norms, we should also affect rates of cardiovascular diseases,” she added.



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