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Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race

Evidence suggests low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin are associated with higher risk of developing coronary heart disease among whites. Vitamin D levels tend to be lower among people from other racial and ethnic minority groups, and some of these populations have higher rates of heart disease. After correcting for other risk factors, researchers did not find an association between low vitamin D and cardiovascular events in black and Hispanic study participants. Genetic studies will examine va…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/uow…

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