Vitamin-D Deficiency Linked to Fatal CVD Miriam E. Tucker December 23, 2013

Vitamin-D deficiency is much more strongly linked to fatal than nonfatal CV events, results of a large prospective study suggest.

"Although our results were able to confirm an approximately 27% increased total CV risk in subjects with vitamin D deficiency, they indicate that the risk is much stronger for (and possibly even confined to) fatal CVD events," write the researchers, led by co–first authors Laura Perna, PhD, and Ben Schottker, PhD, from the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg.

The findings were published in the December issue of theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.


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