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Vitamin D Deficiency May Promote Heart Disease In Type 2 Diabetics

Posted Sep 07 2009 10:36pm
Vitamin D deficiency may increase heart disease risk in Type 2 diabetics by promoting the formation offoam cells, one of the earliest markers of atherosclerosis.

“For many years we have known the associations and correlations that exist between vitamin D deficiency and CVD, but we have now found the potential mechanisms by which vitamin D prevents atherosclerosis,” Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, assistant professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University, told Endocrine Today.

It's an article for the scientifically-inclined and can be viewed, in full,
here.

In the meantime,here are some sources of vitamin Dand try to get 10-15 minutes of sunlight daily (without sunscreen)as discussed here.

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