Vitamin D3 and Heart Disease

Vitamin D3 and Heart Disease

 A number of articles and studies suggest that Vitamin D provides benefit in the prevention and treatment of Heart Disease:

The following article provides an overview of some of the suspected roles that Vitamin D3 may play in Heart Disease.  They are that Vitamin D3:

  1. Is anti-inflammatory
  2. Is anti-thrombotic
  3. Reduces plaque instability through its effects on MMPs, TIMP-1 and C-reactive Protein
  4. Reduces blood pressure and plasma renin activity
  5. Regulates nitric oxide production

Below are a few supporting studies for each of the suspected roles Vitamin D3 may play in Heart Disease as discussed in the article above:

Is anti-inflammatory:

 

Is anti-thrombotic:

 Reduces plaque instability through its effects on MMPs, TIMP-1 and C-reactive Protein:

Reduces blood pressure and plasma renin activity:

Regulates nitric oxide production:

   A recent study suggests that Vit D3 may also play an important roll in preventing foam cell formation:

   An excellent, and easy to understand video on Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease can be found here:

   Additional articles on Vitamin D and Heart Disease can be found on the Vitamin D Council's Vitamin D and Heart Disease and Hypertension pages:

    

Red Sat, 2009-02-21 18:03