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How to Reduce Your Risk of Early Death - Vitamin D3

By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - September 28, 2009

  • Low levels of vitamin D3 may increase your risk of dying from all causes by 150 percent.  

High levels of Vitamin D3 reduces your risk of early death.Senior women with blood levels of vitamin D3 lower than 15.3 ng/ml were more likely to die from heart disease and cancer, than women with vitamin D3 levels above 27 ng/ml.

The researches stated that mechanisms could explain a causal relationship between vitamin D3 deficiency and mortality including control of inflammatory compounds, regulating immune health, blood pressure and reduced arterial hardening.

Study Details
Researchers looked at vitamin D levels, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, in 714 women aged between 70 and 79 years. During 6 years of follow-up, 100 of the women died. The main cause of death included cardiovascular disease (36 per cent), respiratory disease (18 per cent), cancer (15 per cent), and other causes (27 per cent).

Increasing levels of vitamin D3 were associated with increasing survival rates. Women with the lowest D3 levels had “significantly worse survival” than women with the highest average levels of D3.

About Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is available in two inactive precursors - D3 (cholecalciferol), and D2 (erocalciferol). D3 is more active in the body, is produced in the skin on exposure to sunshine UVB radiation and is available in dietary supplements. D2 is not as active in the body and is often added to dairy products.

Our bodies do make vitamin D3 on exposure to sunshine. In some northern countries low sunshine levels during many months prevents our production of vitamin D3 in the skin.

Vitamin D3 deficiency may cause or worsen osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, pain, fractures, cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

How to Find Out if You Need Vitamin D3

An inexpensive blood test is the only way to know if you are getting enough. Ask our office or your doctor for your 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 blood test.
Reference Source: Nutrition Research, Volume 29, 525-530, “Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations are associated with greater all-cause mortality in older community-dwelling women”

How to Measure Arterial Hardening
Our DynaPulse Wave Test measures the stiffness, hardness and function of your arteries and heart. Targeted dietary supplements will decrease artery hardness and improve function. Click here to learn more about the DynaPulse Wave Test. Call our office at 405.936.3333 to schedule your DynaPulse Wave Test.

About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach has been helping his clients improve their health using natural products, tests and self care since 1998. He is the owner and author of Natural Care Solution, www.NaturalCareSolution.com, www.ToxicWaterSolution.com, and www.NaturalCancerReports.com.

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