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Comment & Response
November 13, 2019

Beneficial Effects of Sunlight May Account for the Correlation Between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Cardiovascular Health—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University, Flint
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Mutah University, Al-Karak, Jordan
  • 3Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Cardiol. 2020;5(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.4342

In Reply Weller inquires about the contribution of recent trials and updated meta-analyses of vitamin D and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In our recent meta-analysis,1 we included more than 21 randomized clinical trials, including the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL)2 and the Vitamin D Assessment trial (VIDA),3 which are 2 of the largest trials that prespecified CVD as a primary or coprimary end point. Most previous trials had tested lower doses of vitamin D and assessed CVD only as a post hoc outcome. Thus, it was very important to have an updated meta-analysis including these and other recent trials.

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