There has not been a single easy way to improve our odds of living longer, but the research reviewed here indicates that it may be an easy way to affect aging. Data from 12 original studies including 32,142 elderly participants were analyzed for 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the association of all-cause mortality (Schottker B, et al. 2012). 25-hydroxyvitamin D is the most common way of measuring blood levels of vitamin D.
The results showed a significant inversely all cause mortality of increased 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. A 20 nmol/l increase of 25-hydroxyvitamin D was associated with an 8% lower mortality in the general elderly population.
Increasing your blood levels of vitamin D can easily be accomplished by taking vitamin D3 supplements daily. Vitamin D provides a lot of benefits, you can read more about that by clicking here.
Schöttker B, Ball D, Gellert C, Brenner H. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and overall mortality. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Ageing Res Rev. 2012 Feb 17.