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New trial suggests vitamin D3 improves markers of quality of life in healthy women

Posted on: November 6, 2014   by  Rebecca Oshiro


Researchers at the University of Malaya in Malaysia just last month published their findings on the effects of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular health and health-related quality of life in healthy, pre-menopausal women:

Ramly M, Ming MF, Chinna K, Suboh S, Pendek R. Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Risks and Health-Related Quality of Life among Urban Premenopausal Women in a Tropical Country – A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(10):e110476.

Many observational studies have noted that people with more sun exposure have better cardiovascular health. This includes a more favorable lipid profile, lower blood pressure, and better insulin sensitivity. These benefits have been attributed to increased vitamin D production, but randomized controlled trials (RCT) have had conflicting results regarding the effects of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular markers.

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2 Responses to New trial suggests vitamin D3 improves markers of quality of life in healthy women

  1. Yasir Mahmood

    How can we get positive results of vitamin D supplementation of cardiomeabolic risk in normal subjects. They are normal because their protective factors are normal. I think, to obtain a conclusive result, this study should be done in elderly peoples or women after menopause.


  2. IAW

    To: Yasir
    The really good thing about this study is that it DID prove that Vitamin D does something. Of course we all hope that some of these studies would use higher amounts and longer periods of supplementing. It does say they only reached a blood level of into the 30’s and the study admits that which is another good thing. I truly believe that low vitamin D levels are causing most of our diseases but I know science wants to see proof.

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