Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
serum vitamin D, cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular disease risk, ultraviolet, secosteroid
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bennion, Aaron S.; Luthy, Karlen E.; Freeborn, Donna S.; and Beckstrand, Renea L., "Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk" (2012). Faculty Publications. 5313.
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine
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