Plenty of sunshine could be one key to heart health, according to a new study. Research has linked low levels of vitamin D—the "sunshine vitamin"—to an increased risk of heart attacks, reports Web MD. Men with low levels of vitamin D ran twice the risk of having a heart attack, according to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
"Vitamin D deficiency has been related to an increasing number of conditions and to death," said a statement by the researchers. "The findings add further support that the current dietary requirements of vitamin D need to be increased."