Youm7 TV provided special coverage about a recent medical study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, which confirmed that low levels of “vitamin D” increases the risk of stroke.
The coverage referred to what the researchers said was that vitamin D is necessary for the functioning of many major systems in the human body, from immunity to bone metabolism..
Also, “vitamin D” is linked to cardiovascular health, as its deficiency doubles the risk of a severe disturbance of the blood supply to the brain, as confirmed by the study.
Vitamin D is formed in the epidermis of the skin under the influence of ultraviolet rays, so its deficiency has been observed in the United Kingdom and similar countries, due to the lack of sunlight there.
Doctors said that in the winter months, the beneficial substance can be obtained by eating fatty fish, eggs, beef liver and milk.
The coverage also cited other studies in which it said vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart failure, at least in part, by stimulating insulin resistance in the heart muscle..
The researchers pointed out that vitamin D deficiency is a contributing factor to increasing the risk of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, arterial disease, strokes, and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes..