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New study links excessive amounts of vitamin D to onset of atrial fibrillation
Date:11/16/2011

n may help uncover the cause of the abnormal heart rhythm disorder.

"Patients don't think of vitamins and supplements as drugs," says Dr. Bunch. "But any vitamin or supplement that is touted as 'healing' or 'natural' is a drug and will have effects that are both beneficial and harmful. Just like any therapy, vitamins need to be taken for the right reasons and at the right doses."

More than two millions Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation. The risk of developing atrial fibrillation increases as people age. About five percent of people over the age of 80 will develop the heart disorder during their lifetime.


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Contact: Jennifer Barrett
jennifer.barett@imail.org
801-408-2182
Intermountain Medical Center
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