More sun needed to lower diabetes and heart disease risk

Spending more time in the sunshine could help elderly people to lower their risks of developing heart disease and diabetes . Being exposed to sunlight could help to stimulate the production of Vitamin D . Elderly people are more likely to face Vitamin D deficiency.

According to a research team at University of Warwick Medical School, research teams have shown that Vitamin D deficiency can be directly linked to metabolic syndromen, also called pre-diabetes .
Using a research group of over 3,000 people aged between 50 and 70 in China, the team proved that vitamin D could be directly associated with metabolic syndrome. Lead author Oscar Franco reportedly commented: “Vitamin D deficiency is becoming a condition that is causing a large burden of disease across the globe with particular deleterious impact among the elderly.”

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