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Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier


​TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.
 
In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to results from a small-scale clinical trial.
The flexibility of participants' arteries improved even more with higher doses of vitamin D, said senior researcher Dr. Yanbin Dong, a professor with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, in Augusta.
 
"Their arterial stiffness decreased, and the more vitamin D, the better," Dong said.