×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: vitamin | cardio | heart | risk

Low Vitamin D Link to Cardio Risk Varies by Race

By    |   Wednesday, 10 July 2013 02:28 PM EDT

Low vitamin D has been found to raise heart disease risks, in a new study showing the dangers vary greatly by race.
 
Special: Warning Signs of a 'Silent' Heart Attack
 
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation, showed low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease among white and Chinese participants, but not among black or Hispanic participants.
 
Scientists at the University of Washington, Seattle, who conducted the research, said the results suggest the risks and benefits of vitamin D supplementation should be evaluated carefully across race and ethnicity.
 
"Low circulating concentrations of [vitamin D] have been consistently associated with increased risk of clinical and subclinical coronary heart disease," the researchers said.

"Whether this relationship is causal and modifiable with vitamin D supplementation has not yet been determined in well-powered clinical trials, which are ongoing."
 
For the study, led by Cassianne Robinson-Cohen of the University of Washington, researchers tracked 6,436 individuals from July 2000 through September 2002. The results showed white participates with low vitamin D levels were 26 percent more likely to have heart problems than those with normal levels, while the risks to Chinese participants with low levels of vitamin D rose to 67 percent.
 
"However, there was no evidence of association among black participants or Hispanic participants," the researchers concluded.
 
Urgent: Is Your Heart Rate in the Danger Zone? Wear a Watch that Could Help Save Your Life
 
"Well-powered clinical trials are needed to determine whether vitamin D supplements have causal and clinically relevant effects on the risk of [heard disease] … Our study suggests that the risks and benefits of vitamin D supplementation should be evaluated carefully across race and ethnicity, and that the results of ongoing vitamin D clinical trials should be applied cautiously to individuals who are not white."
 
The study was funded, in part, by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

© 2024 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.


Health-Wire
Low vitamin D has been found to raise heart disease risks, in a new study showing the dangers vary greatly by race.
vitamin,cardio,heart,risk
322
2013-28-10
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 02:28 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
You May Also Like
Get Newsmax Text Alerts
TOP

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved