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Vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality

Posted on: June 9, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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Pretend you are a scientist, your recent study is complete, and you get to write these words:

“In summary, 25(OH)D levels were dose-dependently associated with a robust reduction in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in subjects with the metabolic syndrome.”

Strong stuff.

Dr. G. Neil Thomas and nine colleagues at various institutions in the UK, Germany and Austria studied 1801 subjects with metabolic syndrome for up to 8 years. They measured their vitamin D levels, treated the patients with standard care, and waited for almost 8 years.

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