Coronary heart diseaseTreatment

While there is mounting evidence that vitamin D is associated with reduced risk of CHD and CVD, there is insufficient evidence that increasing serum 25(OH)D levels can reduce the severity of CHD123.

The way to obtain this evidence is through well designed and conducted randomized controlled trials with vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Such studies are under way.

Page last edited: 09 May 2011

References

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