Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in Koreans aged ≥ 50 years: results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

@inproceedings{Park2012VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in Koreans aged ≥ 50 years: results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey},
  author={Sunmin Park and Byung-Kook Lee},
  booktitle={Nutrition research and practice},
  year={2012}
}
Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for metabolic syndromes. We examined whether vitamin D deficiency altered the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older Koreans. Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV 2008-2009 was used to examine the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and the prevalence of CVD in a representative population-based sample of 5,559 men and women aged ≥ 50 years. CVD was… CONTINUE READING

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