Vitamin D + calcium = longevity

Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found that older people who were given Vitamin D and Calcium together were 9 per cent less likely to die over three years than those given placebo pills. Vitamin D alone had no impact on death rates. A 9 per cent dip in death risk over a three year period might sound small, but lead researcher Lars Rejnmark said that effect is “at least as pronounced” as the bene­fits linked to cholesterol lowering statins and blood pressure drugs.

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