A new trial from the Women’s Health Initiative has found that vitamin D and calcium supplementation helps improve cholesterol levels in older women.
Cholesterol levels in your blood can be predictors of cardiovascular risk. Specifically, high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides (TG), and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin D may play a role in cardiovascular health in a variety of different ways, such as helping to regulate blood pressure and reduce inflammation. As for cholesterol, research on vitamin D’s effect on cholesterol levels have been scarce and inconsistent.