A new study of more than 10,000 Danes suggests that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a higher risk of heart attack and early death. Specifically, people with insufficient levels had 64 percent higher risk of heart attack and 81 percent higher risk of death from heart disease!

Experts suggest eating 600 to 800 IUs of vitamin D a day, through foods like salmon, yogurt, fortified milk and yogurt. Eat up to keep a healthy heart, and stronger bones (that beget better posture)! How’s that for a multitasking vitamin?

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