Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk of Heart Failure

According to Asian News International, German scientists report that blood levels of vitamin D are significantly lower in patients with chronic heart failure, supporting previous animal research.

The article quotes a study reported in Cardiology, performed by researchers from the Univeristy of Bonn and Bad Oeynhausen Heart Center.

The study also reports that the more severe the deficiency to 50% of normal levels), the worse the symptoms became.

The researchers have not yet studied the results of supplementation, but animal studies suggest supplementation may help.

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