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Vitamin D and CV Disease – Part III

For the final part of the series on Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease, we’ll focus on the relevant clinical trials. Again, for full attribution, the primary source for this is the excellent review at Nature Reviews Nephrology. Parts…

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Vitamin D and CV Disease – Part II

In the second post on vitamin D and CV disease (again largely summarizing this excellent review in Nature Reviews Nephrology), we look at the epidemiological evidence for the association of low vitamin D levels and CVD. 1. Hypertension:…

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Vitamin D and CV disease

Another excellent review from the people at Nature Reviews Nephrology on the relationship between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease. Some key points: Low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease but, given the…

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It is VITAL that you take your vitamins

The Renin-Angiotensin system is a major mediator of progressive renal injury In CKD and drugs that target the RAS have been shown to slow the progression of glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial fibrosis and proteinuria. However, the effects of even maximal…

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Low Vitamin D Levels Predict ESRD

Hypovitaminosis D is implicated in a wide variety of disease states, including insulin resistance and diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. A new new study in JASN suggests it may also influence the development of de-novo renal disease. The…

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