Vitamin D Could Help Extend Life Expectancy: Study
Canberra, 29 Nov (ONA) --- Now, a new study from the University of South Australia highlights evidence that vitamin D deficiency is linked to early mortality, prompting calls for individuals to follow healthy vitamin D level guidelines.
The research, which was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, indicated that the risk of death increased with the severity of the vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps maintain good health by keeping bones and muscles strong and healthy.
This is the first study of its kind to also include respiratory disease-related mortality as an outcome.
Researchers found that the risk for death significantly decreased with increased vitamin D concentrations, with the strongest effects seen among those with severe deficiencies.