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Monday, 24 November 2008

Low Vitamin D may lead to cardiac death. Recommended daily intakes of vitamin D should be raised.

Sunshine is the key to a long and healthy life, for a new study has found that vitamin D deficiency can harm cardiovascular health and also result in death due to heart failure. Read article in the Times of India

'Call to action' issued for raising vitamin D levels

Recommended daily intakes of vitamin D should be raised to 2,000 International Units, says a group of 18 scientists from the University of California. The “call to action” by the UC scientists, led by Anthony Norman, echoes a number of others from leading academics across the globe, and may increase the need for policy makers to review current guidelines for the vitamin. Such increases could also open opportunities for food fortification and supplements. Current recommended daily intakes (RDIs) of vitamin D are 200 IU for people up to 50 years of age, 400 IU for people between 51 and 70, and 600 IU for over the 70s years. “The consensus among UC scientists who signed this statement is that 2000 IU per day of vitamin D3, a form of vitamin D, is the appropriate intake for most adult Americans,” said Norman.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

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