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- Sources of Vitamin D: Sunlight
- Sources of Vitamin D: Cholesterol-Rich Foods
- Are Plants and Irradiated Mushrooms a Source of Vitamin D?
- The Many Functions of Vitamin D: More Than Just Calcium
- Do Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Inhibit Vitamin D Synthesis?
- Requirements: How Much Vitamin D Do We Need?
- Toxicity: How Much is Too Much?
- Make Sure to Get Your Vitamin A
- Without Cholesterol, There Is No Vitamin D
Newer article by same author
From Seafood to Sunshine: A New Understanding of Vitamin D Safety Dec 2006
Vitamin D and Cholesterol book reviewed at VitaminDWiki
Quote on Cholesterol and vitamin D from Vitamin D Council
Our most important hormones depend upon adequate reserves of cholesterol for their production and nowhere is this more important than as the precursor substance for the synthesis of Vitamin D, known also as calcitriol. Researchers in this field are sufficiently concerned from the results of their studies to pronounce that we are in the midst of an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency of immense proportion ~ Duane Graveline MD MPH, former NASA Astronaut, former USAF flight surgeon, and retired family doctor.'
from Dr. Oz Cholesterol goes up in the winter to increase the amount to convert to vitamin D
There is a lot of concern that decreasing cholesterol is the WRONG thing to do
A huge number of places on the web describe the problem, such as Cholesterol Skeptics
Vitamin D and cholesterol are closely linked, both in bodily processes as well as in nutrition. One important role of cholesterol is that is plays a vital part in the synthesis of vitamin D in the body. In the diet, vitamin D is found in foods that have high levels of cholesterol, such as cod liver oil and eggs. Studies have been done to see if there is a correlation between the levels of vitamin D a person has and their cholesterol levels, but results are inconclusive.
There is a close connection in the body between Vitamin D and cholesterol. One of the biggest sources of vitamin D for individuals is contact with sunlight; upon exposure to sunlight the body can synthesize its own vitamin D. Cholesterol is involved in the process of synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight, and without cholesterol, vitamin D synthesis would be impossible.
Dietary sources also provide a connection between Vitamin D and cholesterol. There is typically a correlation between foods that are rich in vitamin D and cholesterol — that being, foods that are high in vitamin D are often also high in cholesterol. For example, cod liver oil is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is also very high in cholesterol. Other foods that are high in vitamin D are lard and eggs, two foods that are notorious for being high in cholesterol.
Many scientists are researching a possible correlation between an individual’s levels of vitamin D and cholesterol. High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, effects many individuals and increases one’s risk for heart disease and stroke. It is important to keep cholesterol levels under control in order to stay healthy, which is why many are searching to see if there is a correlation between these two nutrients.
Studies seem to show that individuals with higher levels of vitamin D have lower cholesterol levels and are generally healthier overall than individuals with low levels of vitamin D. Yet, these studies do not show a direct correlation between the two. For example, vitamin D is involved in calcium absorption, so having higher levels of vitamin D may mean that more calcium is being absorbed and that calcium is the nutrient actually causing an effect on cholesterol. Individuals with high levels of vitamin D also may have these high levels because they spend a lot of time outdoors in the sunlight doing physical activities, which is one way to reduce cholesterol. Although studies indicate that individuals with high levels of vitamin D have lower cholesterol, it is unknown whether or not this result is directly related to vitamin D.
There are many benefits of vitamin D, such as helping to regulate levels of calcium, preventing osteoporosis, and improving moods. If one chooses to take vitamin D supplements to help lower cholesterol or to gain any of the many benefits of this nutrient, they should choose their supplements carefully. Two popular types of vitamin D are vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is naturally occurring and easy for the body to process. Vitamin D2 is difficult for the body to process and may result in toxicity. Vitamin D3 is the safer supplement to choose, and daily recommended dosages should always be followed.
Written by B. Koch, Edited by Jenn Webb, Last Modified: 04 December 2010
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See also at VitaminDWiki
- Vitamin D increases HDL several items
- All items in Cholesterol and vitamin D 32 items
- Statins and vitamin D
- Vitamin D bioavailability is associated with cholesterol – Jan 2011
- Eating less cholesterol is harmless other than it causes of vitamin D deficiency – June 2011
- "The great cholesterol myth; unfortunate consequences of Brown and Goldstein's mistake."
- Cholesterol is needed to produce both Vitamin D and Cortisol
- Hypothesis: High Cortisol reduces Cholesterol available to produce vitamin D
- Overview Obesity and Vitamin D
- Short treatment with vitamin D did not reduce cholesterol – Sept 2012
8 weeks for those with high BMI did not reduce cholesterol levels
See also on web
- Cholesterol scam: Disinformation slowly unraveling among health professionals Natural News Feb 2012
- Heart Disease and Cholesterol Myth Health Skeptic approx 2010 - extensive set of blog posts, lots of links, videos, books,
- Cholesterol and Longevity Mar 2011
- Each 10-mg/dl increment in HDL cholesterol was associated with a 14% (decrease) in risk of mortality before 85 years of age.
- Cholesterol: It’s All Good Green Med Info Sept 2012
Those with highest LDL gained the most muscle mass
Without cholesterol, he points out, we would die. In fact, studies in the elderly have shown that those with the lowest levels of cholesterol are at highest risk of death from all causes.
- Natural Niacin Beats Prescription Zetia for Cholesterol Green Med Info Oct 2012
Vitamin B3 was doing so much better than Zetia that a clinical trial was stopped
$2 billion of Zetia was sold in 2010 to be used with Statins to reduce cholesterol
Nothing about vitamin D - but interesting anyway
- Many reasons why vitamin D deficiency has become epidemic
- How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health Green Medical Information, Sept 2012
Cholesterol Is Needed To Prevent Aggression:
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Cholesterol Is Needed for Memory:.
Cholesterol Helps Us Fight Infection:
- New Drugs for Lipids Set Off Race New York Times Nov 2012
PCSK9 inhibitors can be used in addition to Statins - not expected until 2015
No studies so far of > 100 people nor >12 weeks.
No indication that the new drugs will actually improve life span
New drug has to be injected every 2-4 weeks