Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for metabolic syndrome after menopause, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 463 postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease who weren't taking vitamin D supplements. More than two thirds of the women had vitamin D levels lower than 30, which was considered insufficient. Of these women, 58% had metabolic syndrome, compared with 40% of women with sufficient vitamin D. When the vitamin D level was below 20, the odds of metabolic syndrome were doubled.

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