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Vitamin D, Estrogen Combo Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome In Postmenopausal Women

Metabolic syndrome includes factors like high BP, high sugar levels and obesity. It can contribute to conditions like stroke, heart disease, diabetes. Investigation of Vitamin D and estrogen levels in women and their metabolic syndrome links in postmenopausal females was conducted in China. The study’s authors concluded that estrogen and vitamin D deficiency contributed to metabolic syndrome symptoms in them.616 women were involved in this study, with ages ranging between 49 to 86 years. None of them were taking any supplements for any condition at the beginning of this study.

Estradiol & vitamin D levels and known metabolic syndrome risk factors were measured. Positive correlation was found between estradiol and Vitamin D levels. They also found that greater estradiol and Vitamin D levels favored better BP levels, lipids, and blood sugar levels. However, the converse was also true. Those women who lacked estradiol and Vitamin D had higher metabolic syndrome chances than other women who had required levels.

Metabolic syndrome has 5 primary risk factors which are elevated glucose levels, high BP, HDL cholesterol low levels, high triglycerides, and central obesity. IDF definitions were used in this study. Central obesity refers to too much stomach fat that raises heart disease risks. Other fat deposit locations don’t pose as much a threat as this one. For Chinese women, this level is at 80 cm. For white American women, this level is at 88 cm. Apart from these risk factors, other criteria used included triglyceride levels exceeding 150 mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50 mg per dl, BP higher than 130/85 mm or fasting sugar levels more than 100 mg/dl.

Metabolic syndrome currently is a rampant health issue. 35% adults and 50% seniors are estimated to have this. Dr. Pinkerton of TNAMS stated that 30 nanograms per milliliter was the recommended vitamin D level in postmenopausal females. It remains to be seen if these findings can hold up to further trials and testing.

Stephen Baxter
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR At Industry News Feed

Stephen  Baxter —with a degree in Astrophysics and experience of 4 years—serves as a content writer in our organization. He is given the responsibility to write blogs and news articles relating to the outer space and galaxies, findings & discoveries, new satellite & spacecraft liftoffs, new inventions & innovations, and much more. In spare time, Stephen helps kids in their science projects and assignments and also likes to travel around & wander new places.

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