Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Effect of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiovascular Disease in the Vitamin D Assessment Study A Randomized Clinical Trial

Literature - Scragg R, Stewart AW, Waayer D, et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2017; published online ahead of print

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In a large randomised clinical trial, monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation was not associated with a lower CVD risk. These findings do not support routine vitamin D supplementation as a preventive measure for CVD in the general population. However, the effects of daily or weekly dosing needs further study.


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