[Healthy Life]Vitamins Make Headlines: Are Your Kids Protected Against Heart Disease?


Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 13, 2015

Are your children consuming enough vitamin D each day to enjoy a healthy life? If not, it may be time to invest in a bottle of Nutra Vitamin D3 or another liquid vitamin D supplement. They’re perfect for kids of all ages and if your little ones are not getting enough of the vitamin every day, you’re putting them at risk for a host of cardiovascular diseases. At least that’s what the latest research coming out of the University of Turks and the Endocrine Society seem to indicate.

In early February 2015, they published the results of a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism that shows a direct link between atherosclerosis and vitamin deficiency. According to the American Heart Association’s 2015 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update, it’s part of a group of diseases that accounts for more deaths in this country than a variety of other life-ending health problems combined.

If you’ve never heard of atherosclerosis before, we’d suggest taking a look at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s website. It features illustrations of what the disease does to a person’s body along with additional medical facts on what often happens to people diagnosed with it later in life. We’re sure that after reading it, you’ll agree that its far better to take preventive measures now than deal with the disease’s symptoms later.

In general, the majority of American children should consume at least 400 IU of the vitamin daily. However, recommendations do vary based on a person’s total body weight. So, you may want to check with your child’s pediatrician before increasing his or her vitamin D intake. The pediatrician will likely want to give your child a complete physical and perform a blood test to see if a vitamin D deficiency exists. Afterward, you’ll know exactly how much vitamin D your child needs to consume a day to stave off health problems now and in the future. To learn more about helping children live a healthy live, please contact us.

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