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A latest research demonstrates that kids with low level of Vitamin D are at a high risk of subclinical atherosclerosis.
Subclinical atherosclerosis refers to early phase of atherosclerosis which occurs throughout the body. The test reveals whether the person is at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases or not.
Researchers observed 2100 children to determine the link between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease. They closely analyzed alteration in the eating habits, exercises and level of vitamin D of the participants. They followed the group for a long time period of 30 years.
Later, the outcome of the study showed that children with comparatively low level of Vitamin D faced numerous arteries related diseases.
Dr. Markus Journal, main author of the report, discussed the result of the study in detail. He informs that this is the first time when any research showed strong connection between deficiency of vitamin D and bad health of arteries. However, further research is required to show that low level of Vitamin D is also associated with the hardening of arteries.
Additionally, researchers listed a few sources of Vitamin such as oily fish, eggs, cereals, cheese and beef. However, sunlight is considered as the major source of Vitamin D.
The study is printed in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.