Acta Med Port 2017 05 31;30(5):351-353. Epub 2017 May 31.
Centro de Estudos de Medicina Baseada na Evidência. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.; Centro Colaborador Português da Rede Cochrane Iberoamericana. Lisboa. Portugal.
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G Ital Nefrol 2015 Jul-Aug;32(4)
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Vitamin D functions are not limited to the regulation of bone; it plays many pleiotropic effects due to ubiquitous distribution of VDR (Vitamin D Receptor). The vitamin D deficiency (defined as plasma levels of 25 - OH - vitamin D < 30 ng / ml) is now a public health problem worldwide. Read More
Cleve Clin J Med 2010 Dec;77(12):903-10
Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
Although vitamin D supplementation appears to be a promising intervention for reducing risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases, existing evidence on its benefits and risks is limited and inconclusive. Recruitment is now under way for the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL), the first large-scale randomized clinical trial of these nutritional agents for the primary prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Read More
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Jersey Coast Nephrology and Hypertension Associates, Brick, NJ, USA.
Cardiovasc Ther 2010 Aug 11;28(4):e5-12. Epub 2010 Jun 11.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Centre for Cardiovascular and Lung Biology, Division of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK.
Vitamin D has been known to medical science for almost a century. Yet, it is only in the last 15 years that we have realized that the biological effects of vitamin D extend far beyond the control of calcium metabolism. Recent observational evidence suggests strong links between low vitamin D levels and a range of cardiovascular conditions, including stroke, myocardial infarction, hypertension, and diabetes. Read More