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Vitamin D Linked To Decreased Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes

February 22, 2010 by  

Vitamin D linked to decreased risk of heart disease, diabetesSeniors with high levels of vitamin D have a significantly reduced risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, according to a comprehensive review of past studies.

Researchers from Warwick Medical School looked at 28 distinct studies involving nearly 100,000 participants of varying ethnic backgrounds. They found that high levels of vitamin D were associated with a 33 percent decreased risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to those with low blood levels of the nutrient.

Moreover, the review revealed that increased vitamin D levels were linked to a 55 percent reduction in diabetes risk and a 51 percent decrease in the chances of developing metabolic syndrome.

"We found that high levels of vitamin D among middle age and elderly populations are associated with a substantial decrease in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome," said Oscar Franco, assistant professor in public health at Warwick Medical School.

"Targeting vitamin D deficiency in adult populations could potentially slow the current epidemics of cardiometabolic disorders," he added.

Good sources of vitamin D include fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel. The nutrient is also available as a dietary supplement.

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  • Mike In MI

    So, do you know what relationship this has to Sen. John McMain? Something called DSSA – Dietary Supplement Safety Act. It is supposedly aimed at steroids that were put in some nutritional products taken by “doping” pro athletes. Mc Cain, drug companies and the medical system saw this as an opportunity to take a voilent swipe at your right to make your own decisions about managing your own health. This DSSA bill will virtually strip you of opportunities to get nutritional information,

  • Mike In MI

    (cont’d from above) nutritional information, products and help. It will literally throw you to the to the dogs of allopathy for decisions about diseases you may contract.
    Is that important? Well, If your body becomes deficient in a range of nutrients, or one becomes extremely low, you will start to show symptoms of disease according to systems affected or genetically weak. Now, an integrative or nutritionally oriented professional will help you identify and correct the defciencies with substances needed by the body. That will get rid of the symptoms of the condition. Voila, you will be healthy and know how to protect yourself in the future.
    But, a traditional allopathic cur will diagnose a disease, consult his recipe book and cook up a therapy to mask the symptoms. You’ll feel a little better for a while, but without replacing the necessary nutrients you will get worse. Eventually you will come to him begging to cut out some organ, nerve of “defective” body part. (It is predictable this will happen. When is the only question.) All the while you will be receiving reams of paper notes from his office to the pharmacy – prescriptions. You will be forking over other reams of little green slips with president’s faces on them.
    In exchange you will have the privilege of taking home little bottles of poison to pour down your throat. They call the poison pills medicine but they are actually controlled substances BECAUSE they are poisons which must be closely restricted in distribution and use (otherwise the law of supply and demand makes the value descend precipitously…up to 1000% or more.) They Maintain your level of “Health” in local Orgainzations for long periods of time at places called HMO offices, controlled by insurers.
    The only thing likely to break this cycle of events is if you happen accross someone who can influence you to fill up the hole in your nutrient status. But, that is unlikely because they know they have Americans conditioned like Pavlov’s dogs to salivate copiously until fed the little note for the pharmacist. (Everybody knows it’s better if something comes out of a test tube than if it comes from a leaf, root, berry, nut or something that may have been exposed to dirt.)
    This is why Obamacure will never reduce or change costs of disease care. Never, never, never. Pouring poisons into people is like pouring sugar in your gas tank. It will work for a little while but then you have to change the motor. Did you ever read “Arsenic and Old Lace”? It’s the SAME thing.
    So, there you have it. The difference in the two parties. Obama and friends working to control the money for payment to the insurers so you have to go to the docs they want you to visit who will keep you sick, injured and crying for more pain pills – and keeping you supplied. Working the other side of the street is McCain for the Republicans taking away your ability to get health oriented doctors, information and products. So, your government is going to control you at both ends. One way or the other you end up medically injured, sick, poisoned or miserable. If you continue to lay down and take it the only way out will be, maybe is now, an absolutely complete heartfelt conversion to the basics of Biblical Christianity, no denominations, traditions, dogmas or rituals. The word of God has integrity – so much so that if you are off the ball you won’t get responses from God. He is able to reconize the Word He gave. It is THE only way to beat the Devil at this Devilish game.

  • s c

    For those who refuse to read, think or ask questions, the FDA, the AMA and Big Pharma are NOT your friends. On a good day, the FDA amounts to a medical mafia. On a typical day, the FDA is too busy protecting Big Pharma to care one whit abut Americans.
    Let the twisted bastards try to refute the MANY proven, documented studies that make manu supplements (especially Vitamin D) an absolute necesssity for everyone who has a health problem.
    It should not come as any surprise that King Obummer and his stromtroopers are dodging many health care issues that
    stem from the INCOMPETENCE of the FDA. A functional FDA would reverse our health care woes, and give us a chance to restore and protect the economy at the same time.
    Anyone who thinks Obummer will give us quality health care needs another brain transplant (the first one didn’t work). Ultralib progressive slimers, put that in your hope and change pipe and flippin’ SMOKE IT!

  • Drink Your Vitamins

    I can vouch for Vitamin D and Vitamins in general. I have chronic bronchitis and every year just about this time, I get the worst infection of bronchitis w/a cold or worse. In the last three years, my sickness turned into pneumonia. Since I have no health insurance, I was afraid that I would be in a bad situation this year, but luckily, a friend of mine suggested that I try Isotonix vitamins and especially Vitamin D, along with OPC-3. Well I did. I haven’t had ONE incident of sickness at all! I feel fantastic.

    • Mike In MI

      Hey DYV, Way to go, friend, Congratulations for escaping the zoo;

      Welcome to the freedom, hope, health and glory of the Forest of Healthiness. How much have your Vitamin D and Isotonix Liquivites cost you compared to everything associated with what was happening during your subjugation under the care of your considerate, friendly, empathetic, ever-so-concerned zoo keepers? Your friend who gave you the vitamins advice is more of a healer than the dude with the sheepskin on his wall, wouldn’t you say? The same information he gave you was even more available (a long time ago) to the zookeep who with held the information from you even though he knew how it would bless you.
      Hey and what about our friends in government who have likewise had the same information put in their hands (that enough broad-based vitamin supplementation, especially high Vitamin D3 in your bloodstream) makes you almost completely immune to viral disease. They could have distributed vitamin D3 all over the country at a fraction of the cost of vaccines to ward off the H1N1 Swine Flu. Furthermore they could slash the cost of Medicare and Medicaid if they wanted to.
      But they don’t want to because then they wouldn’t have so many poor, sick indigents and blood-sucking welfare dope-heads whose lives depend on being miserable and looking dependent. Jenny Granholm’s kids. They are a big reason Michigan has been flat for ten years – the leeches waiting for “Obama’s stash”. This welfare class is the Chihuahua the liberals need to make them feel superior by comparison, more zookeeps.
      Whatever, your success is great to hear Mr. Drink Your Vitamins. You are proof how simple is is to break the cycle and live a whole lot more free and inexpensive.

      What about the rest of you out there? There’s another pandemic coming, could be soon. Mr. Drink Your Vites and I will have little to worry, living through it…whether Obama sends vaccines or “hope and change”. Y-O-U ???

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        DYV / Mike in MI,

        Great comments! Thanks for your input. I recently started taking Vitamin D3 (2000mg) daily (or more like every other day) when I remember to take it. I’ve read conflicting information about doseage, because of it being fat soluble vs water soluble; so I think some have concerns about negative effects on the liver.

        There seems to be more positive data out there than negative, so I’m sticking with it for now. Just wondering if you might have an opinion about the doseage (and how often to take). Also, where do you get the liquid vitamins you both referenced? Only on-line, or can we find at Vitamin Cottage, GNC, and natural food markets, etc? Is there an advantage to the liquid vitamins over capsules/tablets, etc.? I appreciate your thoughts on this. Thank you!

        Fed Up Gal

        • Mike In MI

          Fed Up Gal -

          Good job, girl. I’ll advise you to go to The Life Extension Foundaion website at and go to their site map. Become a member and gain access to all their great ahead of the curve information, advisors, achives, professionals list in your area and lots of great life giving supplements. Nothing is expensive when you think how much the alternative – getting sick and going to the M.D. – can be. God says He wishes, above all things, we prosper and be in health. Its His wish and ability to deliver – unless we make the choice to just sit on our hands, failing to use what He makes available. Remember He made similar promises in the Old Testament. Then e told them about food: when to plant it, how to grow it, harvest it, prepare it, serve it and with what, what animals to eat and don’t eat. Then He left it up to them to follow through. When they did it, no one could touch them. When they didn’t do it, no one could help them.

    • Joe H.

      I am one of the lucky ones that can’t take the flu vaccine so I have to watch myself close. i take 1000 units of vitamin E every nite and by Dr.s orders, I take 50,000 units of vitamin D twice a week. I haven’t had a really bad cold let alone the flu in over 30 years!!!
      I have had pneumonia three times in that time though and do take the pneumonia vaccine! Haven’t had it since I started taking the vaccine!

  • Bobby

    Watch out. The US (NWO) government is working to strip Americans of their right to supplements, vitamins, herbs and all forms of natural healing and nutrition. As Mike in MI says above, they are using their PAYED servants to put forward the Codex Alimentarius.

  • Nicky Schilz

    Amazing, I found your site on google poking around for something completely unrelated- now I’m gonna need to go the old posts. Good bye free time today, but this was a really spectacular find.

  • Ted

    Why is everyone go on and on about Vitamin D supplements, when the best why to get vitamin D is from the sun?!?!
    Go outside! Don’t waste your money on supplements. The supplement companies are JUST as a corrupt (if not MORE corrupt) than “big pharma”.
    You guys are just as much lemmings as the liberal lunatics!


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