Research shows that vitamin D is essential for heart health as we age
For this study, scientists conducted the largest study to date to better understand the connection between heart health and vitamin D.
For this, elderly participants (aged 60 to 84) received vitamin D supplements once a month for five years. The study involved more than 20,000 people, with about half taking 60,000 IU of vitamin D each month and the other half taking a placebo.
The researchers then followed up on any serious cardiovascular events among the participants, such as heart attacks or strokes, to assess how vitamin D might affect the likelihood of such events.
And based on the data obtained, it seems that vitamin D is as necessary as before. Specifically, the number of major cardiovascular events was 9% lower in participants taking vitamin D compared to the placebo group, with a 19% lower rate of heart attacks and an 11% lower rate of coronary revascularization compared to placebo. .