October 7, 2012 by  
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Largest Epidemiologic Study to Date Links Low Vitamin D to Cardiovascular Risk

September 26, 2012 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — There is a firm association between low levels of vitamin D and higher rates of ischemic heart disease, MI, and early death, according to the largest epidemiological study to date to examine this issue [1]. And the researchers, led by Dr Peter Brøndum-Jacobsen (Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark), further confirmed this finding by performing a meta-analysis of all such studies to date, published in their paper in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis Vascular, Biology.

“People with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of heart attack, of dying early on from cardiovascular disease, and this is an important message,” senior author Dr Børge G Nordestgaard (Copenhagen University Hospital) told heartwire.

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