Vitamin D deficiency and coronary artery disease: a review of the evidence.

  title={Vitamin D deficiency and coronary artery disease: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Vijayalakshmi Kunadian and Gary A. Ford and Bilal Bawamia and Weiliang Qiu and Joann E. Manson},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={167 3},
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in developed countries despite significant progress in primary prevention and treatment strategies. Older patients are at particularly high risk of poor outcomes following acute coronary syndrome and impaired nutrition, including low vitamin D levels, may play a role. The extraskeletal effects of vitamin D, in particular, its role in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system are receiving increased attention. Longitudinal studies have… CONTINUE READING
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