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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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Calcium intake associated with decreased arterial stiffness only in those with higher vitamin D intake

A new study from The British Journal of Nutrition has found evidence that vitamin D intake mediates the relationship between calcium and arterial stiffness in Japanese men.

Arterial stiffness is a reduction in the elasticity of the arterial wall and is an indicator of cardiovascular health, with greater arterial stiffness signifying increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It occurs primarily due to aging and arteriosclerosis.

Arterial stiffness can be assessed using pulse wave velocity (PWV). PWV uses electrodes to analyze the blood flow and the elasticity of the arteries. The large arteries around the heart are able to stretch to prevent damage when blood is ejected from the heart at high pressures.

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  About: Will Hunter

Will is the Program Associate of the Vitamin D council and works on website administration, content production and editing, and fundraising. He is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and technology and how they relate to health and longevity.

One Response to Calcium intake associated with decreased arterial stiffness only in those with higher vitamin D intake

  1. Many studies have found arterial wall stiffness is associated with low vitamin D.
    One study, 3 years ago, found that intervention with vitamin D so as to get to a good amount helped a lot. http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1787