Home » HEALTH » Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased heart failure risk in older adults

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased heart failure risk in older adults

A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency. Specifically, vitamin D deficiency was linked with a 12.2-times increased risk of heart failure.

The study, which involved an analysis of the medical records of 137 individuals in Brazil aged 60 years and older, also revealed increased heart failure risks in men, obese individuals, and those with heart arrhythmias.

The findings are published in ESC Heart Failure.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

x

Check Also

Deaths from heart-related disease rising in India, study finds

Death due to heart-related disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one-fourth ...

The odds of living up to 110 years or more level out at 105, says study

Want to be a supercentenarian? The chances of reaching the ripe old age of 110 ...

Self-monitoring diabetes reduces future costs by half: Study

Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes used in combination with an electronic feedback system results in ...

error: Content is protected !!