Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is the Fibromyalgia Immune System Compromised?

Reduced Dermal Nerve Fiber Diameter in Fibromyalgia

The Neuroinflammation Man: Jarred Younger on Inflammation, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Even my tired is tired!

The 50/10 Guide for Fibromyalgia Mobility

Riding the Chronic Illness Roller Coaster

The Next Lyrica? Thousand Person Fibromyalgia Drug Trial Underway

Finding Joy in Every Day

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Migraine

SURVEY RESULTS: What Triggered Your Illness?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Vitamin D may be a matter of life expectancy for many, major clinic study finds

  [ 14 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 6, 2012


Article:
Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation and relation to cardiovascular health -
- Source: American Journal of Cardiology, Feb 2012

By James L Vacek, et al.

[Note: The study involved nearly 10,000 patients seen by a large academic medical center's cardiovascular service, ages 43-73, average age 58, whose serum vitamin D levels were tested and survival tracked. 70% of the patients tested vitamin D deficient - and 31.6% of those took a supplement, vs. 21.3% of patients with normal D levels. Amounts of supplementation are unknown, suggesting studies to determine any dose-based differences in survival stats.]

Recent evidence supports an association between vitamin D deficiency and hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. The effect of vitamin D supplementation, however, has not been well studied.

We examined the associations between vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D supplementation, and patient outcomes in a large cohort.

Serum vitamin D measurements for 5 years and 8 months from a large academic institution were matched to patient demographic, physiologic, and disease variables. The vitamin D levels were analyzed as a continuous variable and as normal (30 ng/ml or more) or deficient (less than 30 ng/ml).

Descriptive statistics, univariate analysis, multivariate analysis, survival analysis, and Cox proportional hazard modeling were performed.

Of 10,899 patients, the mean age was 58 +/- 15 years [ages 43 to 73], 71% were women (n = 7,758), and the average body mass index was 30 +/- 8 kg/m(2).

The mean serum vitamin D level was 24.1 +/- 13.6 ng/ml.

Of the 10,899 patients:

• 3,294 (29.7%) were in the normal vitamin D range

• And 7,665 (70.3%) were deficient.

Vitamin D deficiency was associated with several cardiovascular-related diseases, including:

• Hypertension,

• Coronary artery disease,

• Cardiomyopathy, and

• Diabetes (all p <0.05).

Vitamin D deficiency was a strong independent predictor of all-cause death (odds ratios 2.64, 95% confidence interval 1.901 to 3.662, p <0.0001) after adjusting for multiple clinical variables. [Risk 164% greater, or more than 2.6 times as great.]

Vitamin D supplementation conferred substantial survival benefit (odds ratio for death 0.39, 95% confidence interval 0.277 to 0.534, p <0.0001). [Risk reduced by 61%.]

In conclusion:

• Vitamin D deficiency was associated with a significant risk of cardiovascular disease and reduced survival.

• Vitamin D supplementation was significantly associated with better survival, specifically in patients with documented deficiency.

[Note: To read a the full text PDF of this article, click HERE.]

Source: American Journal of Cardiology, Feb 2012;109(3):359-63. PMID:22071212, by  Vacek JL, Vanga SR, Good M, Lai SM, Lakkireddy D, Howard PA. Mid America Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center and Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. [jlvacek@mac.md]



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 1000 IU Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Crucial nutrient for strong bones, heart and immune health
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin
Mega Vitamin D3 25K Mega Vitamin D3 25K
Supports Healthy Bones*
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness

Natural Remedies

Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing