VITAMIN D - "Sunshine Vitamin"


Low levels of vitamin D associated with metabolic syndrome.
Vitamin D is the "sunshine vitamin" and is associated with calcium absorption and helping muscles, nerves, and the immune system work properly. Recently, however, scientists were looking for a link between vitamin D deficiency, atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome.  The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in obese children and adolescent was 46.6%.  While this doesn't imply causation, there's definitely a correlation. As it turns out, low levels of vitamin D were also related to thicker layers of the arterial walls in the heart, which could indicate atherosclerotic disease.

Susan Arruda