Low Levels of Vitamin D Bad for Heart

June 26, 2008

The lower the levels of vitamin D the greater the risk of heart attack.

“Vitamin D deficiency may be involved in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease in humans. Low levels of 25(OH)D are associated with higher risk of myocardial infarction in a graded manner, even after controlling for factors known to be associated with coronary artery disease.”

25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men: A Prospective Study

Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD; Yan Liu, MS; Bruce W. Hollis, MD, PhD; Eric B. Rimm, ScD

Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(11):1174-1180.