Article by Jean Carper:
First the news wa that too little vitamin D makes you more prone to cancer and fragile bones. Now researchers say people with low blood levels of vitamin D are more apt to have cardiovascular problems.
In an analysis of more than 15,000 Americans those with low blood vitamin D were 30% more likely to have high blood pressure, 47% more apt to have high triglycerides, 98 % more likely to be diabetic, and 129% more apt to be obese. Researchers noted that low level vitamin D also may be a culprit in fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Where to get D:
Foods high in D are oily fish (like salmon), egg yokes and liver. Vitamin D are safe up to a daily dose of 10,000 IU, experts say.