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Monday, February 1, 2010

Health: By George Kurian

On March 12th.2009 The Star -Ledger Newspaper Of New Jersey reports Under the title
"Vitamin D Is Linked To Teen Health Issues"
"New research links low levels of Vitamin D in teenagers to high blood pressure and high blood sugar, which can lead to ominous early health problems.
The "sunshine" vitamin is needed to keep bones strong, but recent research has linked vitamin D to other possible health benefits. The teen study confirms results seen in adults, linking low levels with risk factors for heart disease, the research said.
Teens in the study with the lowest vitamin D levels were more than twice as likely to have high blood pressure and high blood sugar. They were also four times more likely to have metabolic syndrome, defined as have three of more conditions that contribute to heart disease and diabetes-including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, big waists and high cholestrol.
The findings were being presented yesterday at an American Heart Association conference in Palm Harbor."
*Thanks to The Star-Ledger Newspaper for the information quoted above.

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