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While vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.
Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting what is believed to be the first conclusive evidence in men that the long-term ill effects of vitamin D deficiency are amplified by lower levels of the key sex hormone estrogen, but not testosterone.
Having too little vitamin D in the body might raise the risk of premature death, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows.
By Mary Brophy Marcus Low levels of vitamin D may raise a person's risk of premature death, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows.
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