Studies are constantly finding new methods that could potentially predict your future health and identify diseases early. Recently, researchers found that free circulating vitamin D levels within your bloodstream might be a window into your risk of developing certain diseases and health issues that come with aging.
Dr. Leen Antonio of the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, along with his team of European researchers, recently finalized a study. The studies from the research were presented at the 22nd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2020) in September 2020.
7. Importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones. It also helps your body protect itself again diseases and infections. Around the world, vitamin D deficiency remains a major health problem. In fact, as many as one billion people are believed to have low vitamin D levels.
6. Vitamin D Deficiency
Seniors often suffer from vitamin D more frequently than young adults. Clearly, vitamin D does offer some protection against a wide array of health conditions that often occur with aging. Low levels of vitamin D are often linked to the following:
- Cognitive decline
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease