Vitamin D rich diet may lower cholesterol level in kids

By: IANS | London |
Updated: June 8, 2018 4:22:28 pm

A new research establishes that a Vitamin D rich diet may help reduce cholesterol levels in children (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Having vitamin D rich diet may help reduce the cholesterol levels in children and have beneficial impact on other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, suggests new research. Children with vitamin D level of more than 80 nmol/l (nanomoles per litre) had lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol levels than those whose vitamin levels were below 50 nmol/l, which is often regarded as a threshold value for vitamin D sufficiency, the study said.

For the study, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland analysed data from nearly 500 children…

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