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How Vitamin D Levels In The Blood Linked To Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Jan 2019

Vitamin D is an exceptional nutrient and perhaps one of the most important vitamins that a human body needs. What makes it so special is the fact that it is nutrient as well as a hormone that a human body can produce. Also known to be ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, vitamin D is necessary for absorption of calcium and for supporting bone health. However, researchers have found in a study that about 45 to 75 percent of the population are having vitamin D deficiency.  

The Link Between Vitamin D and Cardiorespiratory Fitness
According to a study published in ESC (European Society Of Cardiology), there is a strong link between cardiorespiratory fitness and Vitamin D levels in Blood. It was found that individuals with low vitamin D levels are less fit compared to those with adequate vitamin D levels. 

Researchers have identified that the link between cardiorespiratory fitness and vitamin D levels holds for both men and women, across ethnicities and across age groups. The link has been established regardless of smoking status, body mass index and regardless of a candidate’s diabetes or hypertension condition. However, experts are yet to conclude regarding this observation.