A recent systematic review and meta-analysis discovered that higher vitamin D levels were associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality in dialysis patients.
The researchers performed a literature search to include papers written on the relationship between vitamin D and mortality in dialysis patients. After analysis of the available evidence, the researchers discovered that for every 10 ng/ml (25 nmo/l) increase in vitamin D levels, patients experienced a a 22% decrease in all-cause mortality risk(p < 0.0001) and a 29% decrease in cardiovascular mortality risk (p = 0.004).
The researchers concluded:
“In conclusion, the current systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies found that higher serum 25(OH)D level was associated with lower all-cause mortality and lower cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients.”