ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85
Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones
Gene Plays Key Role in Clubfoot
CANCER
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
CAREGIVING
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Compound in Red Wine Fights Ravages of Age
Blueberry Drink Protects Mice From Obesity, Diabetes
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat
Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul
EYE CARE, VISION
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
FITNESS
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
GENERAL HEALTH
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Any Old Cane Won't Do
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
MENTAL HEALTH
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
SENIORS
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
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Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk

MONDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of heart attack in men, says a U.S. study.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, analyzed medical records and blood samples from 454 men, aged 40 to 75, who had a nonfatal heart attack or fatal heart disease, and compared them to 900 men who had no history of cardiovascular disease.

Men with a vitamin D deficiency (15 nanograms or less per milliliter of blood) had a higher risk of heart attack than those with a sufficient amount of vitamin D (30 nanograms per milliliter of blood or more).

"After additional adjustment for family history of myocardial infarction, body-mass index, alcohol consumption, physical activity, history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, ethnicity, region, marine omega-3 intake, low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels, this relationship remained significant," the study authors wrote.

The findings appear in the June 9 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"Vitamin D deficiency has been related to an increasing number of conditions and to total mortality. These results further support an important role for vitamin D in myocardial infarction risk," the researchers concluded.

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SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, June 9, 2008

Last Updated: June 09, 2008

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