Arterial stiffness is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and even death. This is reportedly more likely to affect young adults who have a vitamin deficiency.
Reports show that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death on a global scale. Now, a recent study found that high-dose Vitamin D could cut the risk of arterial stiffness.
The Link between Arterial Stiffness and High Doses of Vitamin D
Specialists discovered that a Vitamin D deficiency and arterial stiffness could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers observed that a dose of 4,000 IUs is the fastest and most efficient way of reducing this problem. This helped reduce the risk factor by 10.4% in just four months.
A 4,000 IUs dose is over six times higher than the usually recommended dose of Vitamin D. A lower dosage was noted to be less efficient in dealing with the issue. A 2,000 IUs dose decreased the problem by 2% in the same timeframe.
This finding could help hundreds of people avoid cardiovascular diseases caused by arterial stiffness.
“When your arteries are stiffer, you have higher pulse wave velocity, which increases your risk of cardiometabolic disease in the future,” said Anas Raed one of scientists involved in the research.
Vitamin D supplements are both healthy and cost-effective compared to other medication. These were noted to be efficient in alleviating health problems.
This study did not find a cause-and-effect relationship. Researchers were not able to figure out why Vitamin D is good for our arteries. This vitamin appears to have an impact on the blood vessels in many varied ways.
Previous studies have shown the effects of Vitamin D on different health problems. For instance, this vitamin also reduces inflammation and the risk of coronary artery disease.
However, it is important to get checked before you decide to take any supplements. Only specialists should prescribe them as they can calculate the dosage according to the issue.
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