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Medical News & Perspectives
February 20, 2008

Vitamin D Deficits May Affect Heart Health

JAMA. 2008;299(7):753-754. doi:10.1001/jama.299.7.753

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease for those with hypertension, according to new findings from researchers with the Framingham Heart Study (Wang TJ et al. Circulation. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.706127 [published online ahead of print January 7, 2008]).

The study's findings, the latest to suggest that vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for cardiovascular disease, add to a growing body of evidence linking inadequate levels of the vitamin to a variety of disorders.

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