Vitamin D Deficiency and Physical Health

Vitamin D Deficiency is steadily becoming more of a contribution to negative effects on physical health and many diseases and issues.

How does Vitamin D Deficiency affect your body?

It is well known that Vitamin D has a very crucial role in maintaining healthy bones and preventing other issues caused by bone weakness Find out more. Many studies suggests Vitamin D may also play an important role in respiratory health through its effects on lung development and structure, respiratory muscle strength, inflammation and immune response to respiratory pathogens Find out more. Linked to this investigators have also found that low lung function was significantly related to low Vitamin D levels. Conversely high levels of Vitamin D were associated with better lung function suggesting it plays an important role in maintaining good respiratory health.

Also a growing number of studies point to Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), strokes, and the conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes Find out more.

In relation to weight, Studies have shown that overweight/obese people are often deficient in Vitamin D and it's even been shown to lower your body's ability to produce it itself Find out more. In order to combat this it's recommended that you take the recommended amount of Vitamin D a day.

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