Title

Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Keywords

serum vitamin D, cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular disease risk, ultraviolet, secosteroid

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent across all geographic areas, age groups, and seasons and is increasing in incidence. Vitamin D receptors have been found to be present in almost every body cell and tissue. Clinical research has alluded to a preventive effect of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular disorders such as myocardial infarction, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Furthermore, a low serum vitamin D level has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. This article examines the association between serum vitamin D levels and cardiovascular disease mortality and risk.

Original Publication Citation

Bennion, A., Luthy, K. E., Freeborn, D. S., & Beckstrand, R. L. (2012). Effect of Serum Vitamin D on Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. JEBCAM Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-07-11

Publisher

Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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