Prospective association of vitamin D concentrations with mortality in postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).

@article{Eaton2011ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective association of vitamin D concentrations with mortality in postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).},
  author={Charles B. Eaton and Alicia A Young and Matthew A. Allison and Jennifer Ernst Robinson and Lisa W. Martin and Lewis H. Kuller and Karen C Johnson and Jess David Curb and Linda J Van Horn and Anne Mctiernan and Simin Liu and Joann E. Manson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={
          1471-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prospective epidemiologic data on the association between vitamin D and all-cause and cause-specific mortality are limited. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations were prospectively and independently associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. DESIGN A substudy in 2429 postmenopausal women within the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) with measured baseline 25(OH)D… CONTINUE READING