Vitamin D Levels May Predict Future Health Risks

Oct, 2020 - by CMI

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to several serious health conditions. Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, dementia, anxiety disorders, depression, and older adults with cognitive decline. According to new research, vitamin D levels may predict future health and disease risks in aging men. The research was presented at the 22nd European Congress of Endocrinology 2020. The new research suggests that vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream is a more accurate predictor of a future health risk than the often measured vitamin D.

According to the researchers, further investigation and vitamin D link to poor health could be a promising area for further research. Moreover, some recent studies have found the link between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of getting infected with the novel coronavirus. A highly contagious viral infection that is responsible for the current global pandemic. Vitamin D plays an important role in controlling both adaptive and innate immune responses and is a molecule that exhibits an essential physical effect. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

During this research, the team looked at data collected from around 1,970 men aged 40 to 79 years and examined whether the free metabolites of vitamin D were better health predictors. The researchers then compared free metabolite levels with the current health status of the participants, adjusting for potentially confounding factors such as smoking, body mass index, age, and self-reported health. The team found that total and free metabolites of vitamin D are linked to a higher risk of death. Moreover, the researchers found that only free 25-hydroxyvitamin D can predict future health problems, not free 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D.