A new study released this week has confirmed that Vitamin D deficiency increases stroke risk but, curiously, only in whites but not blacks. This finding was especially curious given that blacks have a higher overall incidence of both Vitamin D deficiency and stroke. I have posted both a video and article discussion the study for community members to review.
This additional info regarding the importance of Vitamin D with regard to cardiovascular events should be another wake-up call to heart disease sufferers to get their Vitamin D3 (not Vitamin D2) levels checked! Remember, a stroke is to the brain what a heart attack is to the heart. Diseased arteries in the brain can signal addtional risk to arteries in the heart.
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