Lack of Vitamin D associated with metabolic syndrome in old age

Lack of Vitamin D associated with metabolic syndrome in old ageA new study has stated that absence of vitamin D results in metabolic syndrome in case of elderly people.

The study's co-author Marelise Eekhoff, of VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam stated that it is due to the case of metabolic syndrome that result in increase of the chances of happening of diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.

It was further stated that if an apt quantity of vitamin D level in the body is increased it may help in prevention of the disease.

The study aimed at subjects involved in Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam had a sample size of 1,300 white men and women ages 65 and older.

It was through this study it was listed out that people with blood levels of vitamin D (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D) lower than 50 nanomoles per litre have vitamin D insufficiency and supposedly have the metabolic syndrome rate higher than those whose vitamin D levels exceeded 50.

In addition to this it was stated that low HDL, or "good" cholesterol also had risks for the syndrome.

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