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May 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Malinski Quoted in ‘Five Conditions Vitamin D Can Help Treat’

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portrait

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, the Marvin & Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was quoted in a Healthline story headlined “Here Are 5 Conditions Vitamin D Can Help Treat.”

A study out of Ohio University earlier this year used high-tech nanosensors to analyze the relationship between vitamin D levels and heart health.

The nanosensors allowed researchers to observe endothelial cells, which line blood vessels and help regulate blood circulation and cardiovascular health.

Various ailments that strain the cardiovascular system, such as hypertension and diabetes, can cause damage to these endothelial cells. Damaged cells in turn carry a higher risk of heart attack.

But the Ohio University researchers found that vitamin D-3 can actually help restore the health and strength of endothelial cells.

While the authors acknowledge that more research is needed, they point out that vitamin D-3 is cheap, accessible, and may be able to do the job better than any other medication that’s currently available.

“There are not many, if any, known systems which can be used to restore cardiovascular endothelial cells which are already damaged, and vitamin D-3 can do it,” said Tadeusz Malinski, study lead author and a professor of chemistry at Ohio University, in a statement.

Read more at Healthline.

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