Vitamin D and its analogues: do they protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease?

@article{Levin2005VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D and its analogues: do they protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease?},
  author={Adeera Levin and Yan Li},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={1973-81}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, and despite recent advances in hypertension control, anemia management, and dialysis adequacy, mortality remains high. Improved understanding of nontraditional risk factors, including those present at early phases in CKD, may lead to novel therapeutic strategies. CKD has been demonstrated to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the general population, but data are lacking as… CONTINUE READING

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