[PHNUTR-L] Higher Serum Vitamin D Levels Associated with Lower
Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
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Wed Jun 27 13:09:08 PDT 2007
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Higher Serum Vitamin D Levels Associated with Lower Prevalence of
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Reference: "Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the serum
levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin d in the United States: data from the third
national health and nutrition examination survey," Martins D, Wolf M, et
al, Arch Intern Med, 2007; 167(11): 1159-65. (Address: Charles R. Drew
University of Medicine and Science, 11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl, Suite B,
Lynwood, CA 90262, USA. E-Mail: knorris at ucla.edu ).
Summary: In a study examining data on 7,186 men and 7,902 women aged 20
years or more, from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey, results indicate that low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D)
levels may be associated with higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk
factors. The mean 25(OH)D level in the study subjects was 30 ng/ml (75
nmol/l). 25(OH)D levels were observed to be lower in women, elderly
subjects (>/= 60 years), non-Hispanic black and Mexican American
individuals, and in individuals with obesity, hypertension and diabetes
mellitus. Additionally, after adjusting for potential confounders, the
highest quartile for serum 25(OH)D levels was associated with a
significantly lower prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus,
obesity, and high serum triglyceride levels, compared to the lowest
quartile. Thus, the authors of this study conclude, "Serum 25(OH)D
levels are associated with important cardiovascular disease risk factors
in US adults."
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