A research conducted on women in postmenopause showed that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements can increase the control over the concentration of blood cholesterol.
The scientific magazine “Menopause” released data collected from 600 respondents who daily took either placebo or 1 000 mg calcium in combination with 400 IU of vitamin D3.
Women who took calcium and vitamin D were twice more likely to be closer to the recommended concentration of vitamin D in the blood and reduced concentration of bad (LDL) cholesterol.
The results also showed increased concentration of good (HDL) cholesterol and decreased concentration of triglycerides.
American scientists remind us that vitamin D deficiency is generally more common in women than in men.