Sign up to our newsletter
and receive exclusive information and discount coupons straight to your inbox


Top news by writer

Daniel Tomas
Tehnology Writer

HEALTH / The daily deal : a neck massager at an unbeatable price
As of this week, helpmeoutDOC has begun offering a series of massively discounted health items for sale. Today it is time to introduce our readers…
July 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Gabriel Rosoga
Medical and Health Writer

BEAUTY & SKIN CARE / Bee venom serums work miracles on skin
Bee venom, when used in small dosis, proves to be a very effective natural medicine, with extremely beneficial impact on the human organism, with particular…
September 8, 2016 | 1 comment

Ion Gireada
Science Writer

HEALTH / Reasons why your brain hears a ringing
Brain activity in people affected by tinnitus is very different from what happens when sound is detected in brains of healthy people, new research uncovered.…
April 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Ionut Popescu
Health and lifestyle writer

HEALTH / Brits oblivious to obesity leading to cancer
British population largely unware of link between obesity and cancer, finds new survey conducted by the organization Cancer Research UK. According to the survey, 75%…
September 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Insufficient vitamin D in childhood linked to health problems later in life

by Ion Gireada on 11 February 2015
Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition     |      atherosclerosis,  healthy nutrition,  heart disease risk,  Vitamin D



vitamin-d
Children with insufficient vitamin D have an increased risk of heart disease later in life, new study suggests.

Researchers linked low levels of vitamin D in childhood with increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis 25 years later in adulthood, scientists from Finland claim.

Atherosclerosis has been linked with cardiovascular risk factors, predicting cardiovascular events.

“Our results showed an association between low vitamin D levels in childhood and increased occurrence of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood,” said author Markus Juonala from University of Turku, Finland. “The association was independent of conventional cardiovascular risk factors including serum lipids, blood pressure, smoking, diet, physical activity, obesity indices and socioeconomic status,” Juonala added.

In the study, researchers examined the correlation between low vitamin D during childhood and increased carotid initm-thickness (IMT) in adults, a marker for structural atherosclerosis. Scientists analyzed 2,148 participants aged between 3 and 18 years as baseline, and re-examined at ages ranging between 30 and 45.

The results showed that low levels of vitamin D during childhood had a significantly higher dominance in high-risk IMT as adults.

The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.



Insufficient vitamin D in childhood linked to health problems later in life



vitamin-d
facebook pinterest google+