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Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

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A previous study published in the Nutrition Journal found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. The most common form of irregular heartbeat and the most frequent cause of strokes, over 33 million people worldwide are estimated to be suffering from this potentially life-threatening heart condition.

Carried out by researchers from China, the Nutrition Journal study found that a serum vitamin D concentration of less than 30 ng/ml increased the risk of atrial fibrillation by 14 percent, while a concentration of less than 20 ng/ml increased it by 23 percent. The results of the analysis clearly demonstrate an inverse association between vitamin D concentration and the risk of atrial fibrillation.

To learn more about the links between vitamin D deficiency and atrial fibrillation, and read about Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach to treating the condition, see this article on our website.

For additional information on the natural prevention and control of irregular heartbeat problems, see this article on our website.