Vitamin D & Aging

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in November 2007, studied vitamin D and its effects on aging.*

Vitamin D helps to stop inflammation, diminishing the turnover of
leukocytes. A leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a predictor of
aging-related diseases. It decreases with each cell cycle and increased inflammation. Researchers studied the effect of vitamin D concentrations on LTL.

Participants included 2160 women, ages 18-79. Researchers found that those with higher vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer LTL, which may present potentially beneficial effects  on aging and age-related disease. Vitamin D can easily be increased in the diet through nutritional supplementation.

Vitamin D is available in Viteyes® Multivitamin Companion and Viteyes® Complete as part of your daily multivitamin.

*Richards, B., Valdes, A., Gardner, J., Paximadas, D., Kimura, M., Nessa, A., Lu, X., Surdulescu, G., Swaminathan, R., Spector, T., Aviv, A. “Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. November 2007.

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