January 19th, 2012

Jury Out on Vitamin D Supplementation for Heart Health

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There is no solid evidence from clinical trials that vitamin D supplementation can prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), conclude the coauthors of a narrative review of research published in the last 26 years…Mohammad Hassan Murad, MD, MPH, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News that vitamin D "clearly strengthens bones and muscles; however, its touted effects on other diseases (particularly heart disease) are not supported by evidence at the present time."

Medscape, by Megan Brooks, 12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Preventive Medicine

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