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All 8 of the factors that increase health span are associated with Vitamin D - March 2023


Life’s Essential 8: Higher scores extend health span

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based on Association of Cardiovascular Health With Life Expectancy Free of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, and Dementia in UK Adults - JAMA Intern Med. 2023;183(4):340-349. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.0015 Can be read at DeepDyve
Not smoking
   Stopping smoking increases Vitamin D
  Vitamin D by itself might decrease smoking
Regular physical activity
   Vitamin D is increased by intense exercise
  More Vitamin D makes exercise easier
Healthy weight
  Good Vitamin D level reduces weight gain
  Weight reduction efforts lose more if Vitamin D is added
Healthy diet
   Vitamin D partially compensates for a poor diet
Healthy sleep (average of 7-9 hours)
   Vitamin D improves sleep
Blood pressure in a healthy range
   Vitamin D reduces hypertension
Blood glucose in a healthy range
   Vitamin D both prevents and treats diabetes
Non-HDL cholesterol in a healthy range
   Vitamin D reduces non-HDL cholesterol



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