Vitamin D has been recognized as protective against heart disease and cancer, but can also delay aging.
Vitamin D may help slow the aging of cells and tissues, according to British researchers.
In a study of 2,160 women aged between 18 and 79 by researchers at Kings College London published Thursday found that those with higher vitamin D levels showed fewer aging-related changes in their DNA.
The shortening of these strands of DNA called telomeres is one way of examining the aging process at the cellular level.
“These results are exciting because they demonstrate for the first time that people who have higher levels of vitamin D may age more slowly than people with lower levels of vitamin D. This could help to explain how vitamin D has a protective effect on many aging-related, such as heart disease and cancer, “Brent Richards, who led the study, was quoted as saying disease. Read more