Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is associated with functional capacity in older adults with heart failure.

@article{Boxer2010Serum2D,
  title={Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is associated with functional capacity in older adults with heart failure.},
  author={Rebecca S. Boxer and Anne Marie Kenny and Vinay K. Cheruvu and Marianne Vest and Justin J. Fiutem and Ileana Pina},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={
          893-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone necessary for calcium homeostasis. Recently, studies have demonstrated that vitamin D may be important to the health of the cardiovascular system. METHODS Adults ≥ 50 years of age with heart failure were recruited for assessment of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was used to assess functional capacity. Proximal muscle strength was evaluated with a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer [corrected] (Biodex… CONTINUE READING

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