Vitamin D Deficiency, Supplementation, and Cardiovascular Health

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Abstract

Vitamin D has been traditionally recognized as a vitamin quintessential for bone–mineral health. In the past 2 decades, numerous experimental and observational studies have highlighted the role of vitamin D in immunity, metabolic syndrome (obesity and diabetes), cancers, renal disease, memory, and neurological dysfunction. In this article, we review important studies that focused on the impact of vitamin D on blood pressure, myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, and statin intolerance. Amidst the current pool of ambiguous evidence, we intend to discuss the role of vitamin D in “high-value cardiovascular health care”.

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