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A Common Vitamin Turned Out To Be Far More Valuable – For “Any Medical Cause”

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The finest and the brightest in Silicon Valley are increasingly focused on finding ways to improve human lifespan. But according to research, boosting longevity can be accomplished without being on the cutting edge. According to Doctor Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, getting adequate vitamins may reduce your risk of dying from “any medical cause” by a shocking 57%.

Longevity has become a lucrative industry, with investors pouring massive amounts of money into this sector in the hopes of generating substantial returns. In the midst of all this excitement, it is simple to feel overwhelmed by the work. But research shows that there are many things you can do to live longer.

Research says that increasing your vitamin D consumption is one of your best options.

Doctor Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, praised the perks of the “sunshine” vitamin in an interview with Express.co.uk.

A landmark investigation showing the connection between vitamin D levels and death was cited by the doctor.

Researchers pooled data from eight separate prospective cohort studies carried out in Europe and the United States to draw this conclusion.

A meta-analysis compares the data of several research in order to get a more definitive conclusion on this topic.

Age, sex, education level, BMI, smoking, and physical activity were all taken into account when calculating the results.

One model also accounted for comorbid conditions (the presence of more than one disease or condition) that may have an impact on mortality, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

What did the scientists discover?

The research’s main findings were summarized by Dr. Brewer. “Studies carried out in eight countries and involving over 26,000 adults aged 50 plus, found that those with the highest vitamin D levels were 57 percent less likely to die from any medical cause during the study durations than those with the lowest levels,” the doctor said.

The link between those with the lowest and those with the highest vitamin D levels within each country was extremely stable, despite the fact that vitamin D3 levels varied by country, sex, and season.

The research is not an outlier. The advantages of maintaining appropriate vitamin D levels are being supported by a growing body of evidence.

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D may help protect the brain from getting older.

The study, which included over 295,000 genetic profiles from the UK Biobank, reveals that low vitamin D levels are associated with lower brain volumes and that treating vitamin D deficiency could prevent up to 17% of dementia cases.

A lack of vitamin D was also linked to a higher chance of having a stroke.

Increasing your levels

During the fall and winter months, when UV exposure is too low to allow the natural synthesis of vitamin D3 in the skin, experts encouraged everyone in the US to take a vitamin D supplement.

Even though your skin may produce vitamin D when exposed to sunshine, this is typically insufficient to meet your needs; otherwise, it would not be considered a vitamin.

As a matter of fact, vitamin D production is only possible when the UV index is three or above.

Due to sun avoidance, sun protection clothing, or the use of high SPF sunscreens, many people also do not produce enough vitamin D even when the sun is shining.

In light of this, Dr. Sarah Brewer offered the following advice: “The minimum suggested intake of 10mcg vitamin D3 per day is needed to prevent vitamin D deficiency conditions such as muscle and bone aches and pains, osteomalacia or rickets.

“For optimum health, there is increasing evidence that higher doses of 25mcg to 50mcg vitamin D are needed, especially for older people as the ability to synthesise vitamin D declines in later life.

“Your ability to absorb and use vitamin D decreases with age and I recommend a daily intake of 25mcg for adults aged up to 50 years, and 50mcg per day thereafter.

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