janeiro 20, 2008

Noticias Médicas

Study Links Low Serum Vitamin D with Increased Cardiovascular Risk

A prospective observational study has found an association between low serum vitamin D levels and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

The results, released early online in Circulation, were based on a 5-year follow-up of about 1700 participants (mean age, 59) without prior cardiovascular disease in the Framingham Offspring Study.
In particular, vitamin D deficiency more than doubled cardiovascular risk in people with hypertension.
...these results "suggest that moderate to severe vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease." They conclude that their findings may have public health implications, given "the ease, safety, and low cost of treating vitamin D deficiency."

Circulation article

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