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Exercise and Vitamin D Support Heart Health

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In a Johns Hopkins research study, investigators found that Vitamin D and exercise work better together to support heart health. More than 10,000 health records were examined by these scientists across a span of 20 years. They discovered that exercise correlated positively with Vitamin D levels, so as exercise increased, so too did Vitamin D levels. Study subjects who met recommended exercise levels had a 31 percent lower risk of vitamin D deficiency. However, this did not hold true for African-Americans. In addition, for participants who exercised adequately but were vitamin D deficient, their risk of adverse heart events did not drop. Read more about the study at the Johns Hopkins Hub.