A study presented at the American Heart Association's 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, linked low vitamin D levels with several health conditions in teenagers.
The research team had looked at data of 3,577 adolescents aged 12 to 19 who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) carried out from 2001 to 2004."the team found that teens who had the lowest levels of vitamin D had a much higher risk of having certain health conditions. These adolescents had 2.36 times the likelihood of having high blood pressure, 2.54 times the likelihood of high blood sugar, and a staggering 3.99 times the likelihood of having metabolic syndrome, which is a group of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes; these include high blood pressure, heightened levels of triglycerides, decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol, elevated levels of fasting blood glucose, as well as wider waists."
"Not the first and not the last time we'll emphasize the importance of Vitamin D" say Nutritionists London