Friday, May 2, 2008
Another excuse, I mean reason, to sunbathe?
....or drink that glass of milk. We talked about the importance of adequate levels of Vitamin D to ensure normal bone formation, but Vitamin D may also be related to cardiovascular health. Recent research indicates that people with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Remember that humans make vitamin D (through skin exposure to sunlight) but it can also be obtained through foods such as fish and fortified dairy products, or vitamin supplements.