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    Prime mover or fellow traveller: 25 hydroxyvitamin D's seasonal variation, cardiovascular disease and death in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort (SHHEC).
    Int J Epidemiol 2016 Feb 20;45(1):289-90. Epub 2016 Jan 20.
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Scotland DD1 9SY.

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    Prime mover or fellow traveller: 25-hydroxy vitamin D's seasonal variation, cardiovascular disease and death in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort (SHHEC).
    Int J Epidemiol 2015 Oct 21;44(5):1602-12. Epub 2015 Jun 21.
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.
    Background: Theoretical links between seasonal lack of sunlight, hypovitaminosis D and excess cardiovascular disease and death prompted our adding novel to conventional cohort analyses.

    Methods: We tested three postulates on 13,224 Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort participants, assayed for 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and followed for 22 years. (i) Endpoints enumerated by month of occurrence mirror annual seasonal oscillation in 25OHD. Read More
    Adding social deprivation and family history to cardiovascular risk assessment: the ASSIGN score from the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort (SHHEC).
    Heart 2007 Feb 7;93(2):172-6. Epub 2006 Nov 7.
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
    Objective: To improve equity in cardiovascular disease prevention by developing a cardiovascular risk score including social deprivation and family history.

    Design: The ASSIGN score was derived from cardiovascular outcomes in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort (SHHEC). It was tested against the Framingham cardiovascular risk score in the same database. Read More