Study finds lack of vitamin D correlated to peripheral arterial disease

DALLAS A recent review of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2004, published online Wednesday in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal—found that low levels of nutritional vitamin D correlated with a higher prevalence of peripheral arterial disease among the 4,839 participants in that survey.

Study authors concluded that the survey supports a potential antiatherosclerotic activity (prevents the build-up of plaque in arterial cavities) of vitamin D.

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