25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are not associated with carotid intima-media thickness or plaque in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

@article{Blondon201325HydroxyvitaminDA,
  title={25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are not associated with carotid intima-media thickness or plaque in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Marc Blondon and Michael Sachs and Andrew N Hoofnagle and Joachim H. Ix and Erin D Michos and Claudia E Korcarz and Adam D. Gepner and David S Siscovick and Joel D. Kaufman and James H. Stein and Bryan R Kestenbaum and Ian H de Boer},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={
          2639-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Observational evidence supports independent associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with cardiovascular risk. A plausible hypothesis for these associations is accelerated development of atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS We evaluated cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of 25-OHD and PTH with carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and carotid plaques among 3251 participants free of cardiovascular disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of… CONTINUE READING

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