Low Levels of Super-Vitamin Doubles Stroke Risk

Sudden death from an unexplained stroke or heart attack is our Number One Killer today.

And mysteriously, the grim fact is that it seems to happen to people with no prior history of heart disease or cardiovascular problems.

The answer to this mystery is a basic lack of my favorite Super Nutrient – Vitamin D-3.

Practically every day some groundbreaking discovery hits my desk hailing its abilities to fight disease and extend a long, healthy life. This latest piece of news, an extensive 27 year study, is vital information for us all.

October 29, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health)
– Low vitamin D levels in the body may be deadly, according to a new study, hinting that adults with lower, versus higher, blood levels of vitamin D are far more likely to die from heart disease or stroke.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin mostly obtained from direct sunlight exposure, but also found in foods and multivitamins.

Dr. Annamari Kilkkinen, at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland, and colleagues compared blood levels of vitamin D and deaths from heart disease or stroke over time in 2,817 men and 3,402 women in Finland.

At enrollment, participants were just over 49 years old on average, and had no indicators of cardiovascular disease, the researchers note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

During follow-up of about 27 years on average, 640 of the participants (358 men) died from heart disease and another 293 (122 men) died from stroke.

Compared with participants’ with the highest vitamin D, those with the lowest had 25 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, Kilkkinen noted in her report.

There was a “particularly striking association” between vitamin D levels and stroke deaths, the researcher noted, in that having the lowest vitamin D seemed to confer “twice the risk,” compared with having the highest vitamin D.

(TWICE THE RISK! THAT’S FRIGHTENING! – Dr Garland’s comment)

Allowing for age, gender, and other demographic factors, plus alcohol intake, smoking, physical activity, and the season in which vitamin D levels were obtained, did not significantly alter these associations.

In this study, vitamin D levels were “substantially lower” than levels thought to be sufficient, and “somewhat lower” than those reported in previous studies in other European and American populations.

However, there is no “absolute consensus” as to what the optimal range of vitamin D should be, the investigators note. Clearly, further study is needed, they conclude.

SOURCE: American Journal of Epidemiology, October 15, 2009

Did you catch that? 25% HIGHER RISK! Even 10% increase is a frightenting statistic, but 25%?!

I think Vitamin D-3 is one of the greatest discoveries the medical and health world has uncovered this decade. Not a day goes by without something groundbreaking hitting my desk hailing its powers.

This latest information is gigantic.

People with low levels of d-3 had twice the stroke/heart attack risk compared to those with high levels.

And the cost of D-3 is just pennies a day to avoid being struck down, dead or crippled for life as a mental vegetable.

I believe we all need at least 5000 iu’s of D-3 per day and double this – 10,000 iu’s – if fighting a condition like a stroke/heart attack or swine flu.

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Get your D-3 today to stay Stroke & Flu-Free!

Dr. G

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