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Heart, Lungs Benefit From Vitamin D

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Monday, 26 November 2018 12:14 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Music soothes not only the savage beast, but the heart and soul of you. Maybe that's why so many musicians, from DeeDee Bridgewater ("Dear Ella") to Dee Snider ("I Wanna Rock") and Dee Clark ("Raindrops"), can make you feel so good.

It turns out that another D — vitamin D — has more power to protect your happiness, heart, and lungs than was previously known.

A study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that people with vitamin D levels in the top 25 percent had a 4.3 times greater amount of cardiorespiratory fitness than those in the bottom 25 percent.

That's because vitamin D helps provide muscles with more oxygen, and that gives you more power, whether you're walking, biking, or dancing.

Here's how to make sure you get enough vitamin D:

• From supplements. Adults under age 65 should aim for 600-800 IU of D daily to avoid deficiency, but children 9 years and older, pregnant, and lactating women and older adults can take as much as 4,000 IU. We generally advise 1,500 to 2,000 IU of vitamin D2 or D3 daily. Best bet? Get a blood test and then take supplements to attain a blood level of 50-80 ng/dL.

• From food. Fatty fish, such as salmon and ocean trout, mushrooms, and foods fortified with vitamin D are good sources.

• Au naturel. There's no benefit from sun exposure from October 15 to April 15, north of the line between Los Angeles and Atlanta, you're not making vitamin D2. Sun exposure in the winter only fosters skin cancer.

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Vitamin D helps provide muscles with more oxygen, and that gives you more power, whether you're walking, biking, or dancing.
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Monday, 26 November 2018 12:14 PM
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