Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.
Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland; Department of Internal Medicine and Oncological Chemotherapy, Medical Faculty in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
Background And Aims: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency is considered an important risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and aortic aneurysms. The deficiency is claimed to enhance degeneration and remodeling of collagen and elastin fibers in the artery wall, leading to its weakening and progressive dilatation. This study aimed to assess vitamin D status, in outpatients with abdominal aneurysms (AAA) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) not treated with VD, and factors affecting serum 25-OH-D levels. Read More