According to a new study, vitamin D supplements may not reduce heart risks in older women as previously suggested. At total of 305 healthy postmenopausal women aged 60-70 yr were recruited and received a daily capsule of 400 or 1000 IU vitamin D3 or placebo.  Investigators found that the supplements did not have much of an impact on cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Source:  Wood et.al.  J of Cl Endo & Metabolism, Aug 3, 2012.

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