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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

In adolescents, the relationship between vitamin D status and cardiovascular health may vary by race

The role of vitamin D in the health of the cardiovascular system has not been fully clarified, especially in adolescents.

There is some evidence to show that the atherosclerotic process begins in youth, with signs of elevated blood pressure, decreased endothelial elasticity and increased arterial stiffness appearing in adolescence. Endothelial elasticity refers to the ability of the thin layer of cells that line the body’s blood vessels to respond to being stretched.

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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.