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Review Article

Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Health

Volume 3, Apr 2014

Ambrish Mithal, MD, DM, Rebecca Shweta Gladwin, MD, Gurgaon, India.

The emergence of vitamin D deficiency as a global epidemic coupled with its nonskeletal effects has recently garnered lot of interest in the medical fraternity. This “sun vitamin” deficiency is related to the limited cutaneous synthesis due to inadequate sun exposure, pigmented skin and inadequate dietary intake. The crucial role of the vitamin D in calcium metabolism physiology and its association with increased risk of CVD, autoimmune diseases, cancers, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and infectious diseases has gained attention. In this article we will focus on the relationship between vitamin D statuses on the cardiovascular system.

Volume 3, Number 2, Pages: 49-54

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