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Vitamin D is key for teenagers too

March 14, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

New research in teenagers links low levels of vitamin D to high blood pressure and high blood sugar, which can lead to early health problems.

The "sunshine" vitamin is needed to keep bones strong, but recent research has linked vitamin D to other possible health benefits.

The teen study confirms results seen in adults, linking low levels with risk factors for heart disease.

The findings were presented Wednesday at an American Heart Assn. conference in Palm Harbor, Fla.

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