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Vitamine D et maladie cardiovasculaire: aspects épidémiologiques. [Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: epidemiological aspects].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
The quasi-ubiquitous distribution of vitamin D receptors in the human tissues and the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency worldwide have generated much enthusiasm about the opportunity of cardiovascular disease prevention through vitamin D supplementation. However, reported associations between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease present important limitations and are prone to confounding and reverse causation. Results from ongoing randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation to reduce cardiovascular events will not be available before year 2015. This article reviews the epidemiology of vitamin D and provides a brief overview on the relationship between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular Diseases/blood, Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology, Dietary Supplements, Humans, Vitamin D/blood, Vitamin D/therapeutic use, Vitamin D Deficiency/epidemiology
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