Vitamin D No Longer the Reason of Heart Diseases, Study
Vitamin D No Longer the Reason of Heart Diseases, Study: The research team of the University of Dundee shares that Vitamin D is not the main element that contributes to winter deaths and cardiovascular diseases, as was thought previously.
The cardiovascular Epidemiology unit in the Hospital of Ninewells, Dundee was founded to uncover the excessive cause of heart diseases in Scotland. The team of researchers gathered blood samples of thousands of healthy volunteers at the time, for examining a connection between winter cardiovascular cases and vitamin D deficiency levels.
The samples were tested recently in a new project in Germany, the results of which were shared with the Scottish Heat Health study. The results concluded that no seasonal changes are responsible for the increase of cardiovascular cases; however this was not the case regarding deaths occurring from heart diseases and other problems.
Even though the patients dying of heart diseases had low vitamin D levels, but that was not the only cause and there were certain other factors linked with their lifestyle in general that clarified that vitamin D’s role was negligible in such events.
The deaths regarding heart failure and other heart-related diseases increased during winters when the Vitamin D levels were at the lowers, but the peak winter season deaths happened only weeks after the season changed and were therefore considered quite late to be a leading cause.
The research team also analyzed the social isolation and family history and eventually found out that vitamin D has no major role to play in the event of cardiac diseases.
The study is published in the international journal of Epidemiology. Read More Here.