High cholesterol and sunlight deficiency | THAT PALEO GUY

A very interesting review of a paper in which the authors suggest

“that given the common precursor between cholesterol and vitamin D [squalene], when there is insufficient sun exposure occurring to drive the reaction down the vitamin D production pathway, then it heads down the cholesterol production pathway instead, increasing total blood cholesterol levels.”

High cholesterol and sunlight deficiency | THAT PALEO GUY.

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One Response to High cholesterol and sunlight deficiency | THAT PALEO GUY

  1. Robert says:

    It is Interresting that vitamin D enhances calcium and magnesium adsorption. This should improve not only the strength and quality of skeletal muscle function, but of cardiac muscle as well. This should increase the force of contractions and increase the relaxation of muscle in between contractions. This should improve cardiac function and health and may be yet another mechanism in which vitamin D functions to promote heart health?

    In case you are unaware, muscle contractions are triggered by the flood of calcium ions into the muscle cells, and muscle relaxation is triggered by the flood of magnesium ions into the muscle cells. Cardiac muscle unable to contract and relax alternativelt, is called a heart attack. Calcium adsorption into the body is not at all efficient without vitamin D, and magnesium deficiency more common than not.

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