In a comprehensive study conducted at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, researchers have deduced that people who live at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from heart disease.
“If living in a lower oxygen environment…helps reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, it could help us develop new clinical treatments for those conditions,” said Benjamin Honigman, a professor at UC Medical School. “Lower oxygen levels turn on certain genes and we think those genes may change the way heart muscles function.”
Compared to those at sea level, the study found that men lived up to four years longer and women up to three years more. One theory is that the body is better able to synthesize vitamin D at higher altitudes, which has been known to be beneficial to the heart.
Those looking to increase their vitamin D intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements, like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
One tablet of Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains the vitamin D equivalent of 25 cans of tuna or 250 egg yolks. Vitamin D may potentially aid in heart health as well as support bone density.