Subscribe to Onlymyhealth Newsletter
  • I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.

Vitamin D supplements boost heart function in patients with heart diseases

Vitamin D supplements boost heart function in patients with heart diseases

 


A new study suggests that people with heart diseases can get help from vitamin D supplements.

vitamin D

 

 

The study was conducted amongst 163 patients who had faced heart failure in past. The patients chosen were found to have low vitamin D even in summers. The average age of patients used for this study was 70 years. The heart patients were supplemented with vitamin D in form of 100mg tablets and observed for improved heart function in pumping blood.

 

In a healthy adult the heart pumps out about 60-70% of blood every second. In the patients with previous history of heart failure the blood pump out rate every second is only 20-25%.After supplementation with 100 mg tablets of vitamin D the rate was found to be enhanced by 26-34%.


The long term effect of using these pills in heart patients will be observed by British Heart Foundation.This will help to find the role


Vitamin D is known for its role in maintaining bone and teeth health. In pregnant females, vitamin D helps in absorption of calcium and provides structural support to developing fetus.

 

Most vitamin D comes from sunlight, although it is also found in some oily fish, eggs. Some breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin D.

 

Image Source : Getty

Read More : Health News

Written by
Amrita Kumari
Source: BBC NewsApr 05, 2016

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK