Vitamin D Supplementation: What's the Verdict?

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SYNOPSIS: Large-scale observation data indicate an inverse association with circulating vitamin D levels and risk of death due to all causes, particularly cardiovascular and cancer-related death, while supplementation with vitamin D3 appears to reduce overall mortality among older adults.

SOURCE: Chowdhury R, et al. Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: Systemic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies. BMJ 2014;348:g1903. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1903.

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