The Sunshine Vitamin and Your Heart.

Feb 6th 2018 Posted by MDR

Using Nano-medical sensors, tiny probes that are 1,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair, scientists at Ohio State University found that vitamin D-3 benefits the health of human endothelial cells. Damage to the endothelium cells has been linked to high blood pressure, insulin resistance, diabetes, virus infections, tumor growth and atherosclerosis, which causes fatty deposits to build up inside arteries and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

The findings suggest that vitamin D-3 is a powerful trigger of heart-healthy nitric oxide, which is a molecule that plays an important signaling role in the control of blood flow and circulation.

The researchers also found that vitamin D-3 significantly reduces oxidative stress in the vascular system and is associated with healthier blood pressure.


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