Kids Low In Vitamin D At Risk For Depression and Heart Problems Later in Life

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If your children are not getting enough vitamin D, it could lead to two avoidable diseases in their teenage and adult years. A study has found children low in vitamin D are more likely to experience depression compared to children with higher levels of vitamin D. Previous studies have shown vitamin D can prevent or reduce depression in adults. A separate study found inadequate intake of vitamin D in childhood can lead to hardened arteries and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. This…

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Dangers With Taking Calcium Supplements

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Calcium is an important nutrient for health, but new research has found older women may develop significant health risks by taking too much calcium.  A recent study found women who take 1,400 milligrams or more calcium a day had more than double the risk of death from heart disease compared with those who take between 600 and 1,000 milligrams. Women taking between 600 and 1,000 milligrams of calcium still had a 49 percent higher rate of death from cardiovascular disease and a 40 percent higher risk…

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