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Lower Risk of Dying with Higher Vitamin D Levels, Says Study

Sunny womanIt’s summer (well, not officially until June 21st!), and that means plenty of vacation sunshine and outdoor activities!

The sun’s rays are not only soothing and warming, they offer health benefits: It enables your body to produce vitamin D, which is needed for bone strength and a healthy immune system.

And according to the latest news, vitamin D may even help you live a longer life, says a recent BMJ study, as high vitamin D levels may help you stave off premature death.

Researchers looked at past studies and found that people with low vitamin D die more frequently from heart disease and cancer. However, it’s not known if low vitamin D is a cause of these diseases or just a byproduct of poor health, said the lead author, who is a scientist at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

The study found that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1.5 times more likely than those with the highest levels to die (from heart disease or any reason) during the study period. Those with low levels of the vitamin and a history of cancer were 1.7 times more likely to die of the disease.

Supplementing with vitamin D is a good way to ensure you have sufficient levels of vitamin D. Check out our selection supplements, including PreD Vitamin D, at The PreD Store.

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