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 CHD1 2 3.

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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