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Low Vitamin D May Lead to Early Death

Low blood levels of vitamin D may lead to an early death, an article published in The New York Times’ Well Blog says. Past studies have shown that low vitamin D may pose an increased risk for coronary heart disease, as well as breast cancer and other cancers. While there is no univocal agreement on what an ideal level of vitamin D is for an average person, a study published in The American Journal of Public Health has proven that people with a vitamin D blood level below 9 nanograms per milliliter were nearly twice as likely to die young, compared with individuals whose vitamin D levels were 50 or more.

Read the article published in The New York Times’ Well Blog.