Scientific article

Vitamine D et maladie cardiovasculaire: aspects épidémiologiques

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 360, p. 2059-2060,2062-5
Publication date2012

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/epidemiology/prevention & control
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Vitamin D/blood/therapeutic use
  • Vitamin D Deficiency/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
GUESSOUS, Idris, BOCHUD, Murielle. Vitamine D et maladie cardiovasculaire: aspects épidémiologiques. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 360, p. 2059–2060,2062–5.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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