Sunlight, Vitamin D and Stroke

Researchers presenting at the 2012 International Stroke Conference say that people who lived in areas where there was less sunlight were 1.6 times more likely to suffer a stroke. This study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, was presented February 1, 2012 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012 in New Orleans.

This comes on the heels of a study presented at the American Heart Association’s 2011 Scientific Sessions which said that healthy women with low levels of vitamin D may have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

In this 16 year study researchers found 15 percent of women with low vitamin D experienced death, heart failure, heart attack or stroke compared to 10.2 percent of women with adequate vitamin D.

We have seen many articles recently which speaks of diet and nutritional supplementation in stroke prevention.

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