Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunshine cuts risk of heart disease and diabetes

A study by the UK's University of Warwick found in a study of 3,200 people between the ages of 50 and 70 that 94% suffered from vitamin D deficiency and 42% from metabololic syndrome, a range of disorders that includes heart disease and diabetes. Importantly, researchers found that these factors were linked -- the vitamin D deficiency contributed to the metabololic syndrome.

Researchers stated the obvious by saying that subjects suffered from vitamin D deficiency because they didn't get enough sunshine, and because they didn't eat enough of the foods rich in vitamin D.

The Spartan Diet calls for daily exposure to sunshine, and for excercising daily in the sun. The Spartan Diet also features a huge variety of vitamin D-rich foods.