A study recently revealed that around 12% of adults over the age of 20 suffer from high LDL cholesterol. This is often treated through mainstream pharmaceutical interventions, which unfortunately can lead to unwanted side effects such as liver problems and muscle damage. New research is emerging that supports the idea that those who are not deficient in vitamin D end up having more stable LDL, HDL, and triglyceride readings, ultimately lowering their risk for heart disease.
- Study has lobg shown that a total cholesterol count of 240 mg/dL or above is deleterious to human health.
- And yet, approximately 12% of U.S.. adults over the age of 20 fall into this serious range.
- Although statins remain the treatment modality of choice in the West, they are not without possibly dangerous side effects, such as liver damage and a greater risk of diabetes.
“Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a global problem, and many Americans have a deficiency in this critical vitamin as well. So, researchers took a closer look at existing evidence – which includes 41 randomized controlled trials, including more than 3,400 participants.”