Data from 75 studies link low levels of vitamin D with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and insulin resistance, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Study leader Carl Lavie, medical director of preventive cardiology at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, said randomized trials are needed to find out if certain levels of vitamin D prevent or reverse the risks of cardiovascular disease.

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