Vitamin D effects on heart health

Vitamin D effects on heart health


BREAK THAT WE GET THIS WEEK. JANINE. Janine: WE WILL. THANK YOU. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF BUZZ LATELY ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D, AND NOW RESEARCHERS ARE GETTING A BETTER IDEA ON THE DANGERS OF BEING DEFICIENT. LOCAL10 NEWS REPORTER MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER FILLS US IN. Kristi: IT IS WELL-ESTABLISHED THAT VITAMIN D IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BONE HEALTH, BUT STUDIES ARE ALSO SHOWING THAT THAT VITAMIN MAY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUR HEART HEALTH AS WELL. SO THE BODY’S MAIN SOURCE OF VITAMIN D, WHICH WE NOT HAVE SEEN MUCH OF LATELY, BUT IT’S ALSO EATING CERTAIN FOODS. RESEARCHERS FOUND THOSE ARE EXTREMELY LOW BLOODY LEVELS VITAMIN D, LESS THAN 15 NANOGRAMS PER MILLILITER, THEY WERE 35% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SOME SORT OF A CARDIAC EVENT. THIS STUDY IS THE VERY FIRST OF ITS KIND TO ACTUALLY DETERMINE THE LEVEL AT WHICH THE LACK OF VITAMIN D COULD CAUSE HARM TO YOUR HEART OF COURSE ALSO IN TODAY’S HEALTHCAST HOW THE RIGHT DIET MAY HELP WITH DEPRESSION. CARDIOLOGIST DR. ARI SOFFER HAS DETAILS IN HIS SECOND OPINION REPORT. Dr. Ari Soffer: REBECCA FACES LIFE WITH HAD AN UPBEAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN SHE HAS OUR BOUT WITH THE BLUES. THAT HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, DEATHS IN MY FAMILY, A RECENT — WELL, MAYBE YEAR AND A HALF AGO A SUICIDE. Dr. Ari Soffer: WHILE SHE’S NEVER BEEN DID I GO NEEDS AS DEPRESSED, REBECCA WAS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT THEY ARE DIETARY HABIT COULD BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY PROTECTED. NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT EATING FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS AND OLIVE OIL, THE STAPLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET WITH HELPS FIGHT DEPRESSION. THE SCIENCE HAS BEEN THERE. IT’S ONLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS THAT PEOPLE STARTED COOKING AND LIVING MEDITERRANEAN. Dr. Ari Soffer: STUDY LOOKED AT THE PRESENTATION DEPRESSION SCORES OF PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND THOSE WHO DID NOT. AND THEY SAW THAT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE’S DEPRESSION SCORES LIFTED ALL OTHER FACTORS WERE CONTROLLED. Dr. Ari Soffer: ETHANOL PROBLEM WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET FOR SOME IS THE TIME IT TAKES TO PREPARE AND COMBINE THE FOOD. SO WE TEACH THEM HOW TO DO THAT, GIVE THEM MENUS, RECIPES, MAKE IT EASY AS POSSIBLE. Dr. Ari Soffer: FOR THOSE REASONS AND OTHERS REBECCA PLANS TO CONTINUE THE FOCUS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AS FAR AS WHAT YOU INTAKE AS FAR AS WHAT’S COMING OUT, YOU KNOW, HOW YOU FEEL, YOUR MOOD, YOUR ENERGY, HOW YOU LOOK. AGES OF RECENT SCIENTIFIC DATA HAS SHOWN THAT THE CRUCIAL INGREDIENT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. HOWEVER UP TO 70% IS THOUGHT TO BE DILUTED AND THEREFORE MUCH LESS EFFECTIVE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO OWE RESEARCH THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BRAND YOU’RE CHOOSING BEFORE BUYING. WITH YOUR SECOND OPINION, I’M DR. ARI SOFFER. Kristi: AND THE STUDY FOUND EVEN A MODERATE ADHERENCE TO THIS TYPE OF DIET REALLY DID

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