Vitamin D protects against deep vein thrombosis

Summary A Turkish study examined whether vitamin D levels are related to deep vein thrombosis. It included 140 participants in the thrombosis group and 140 in the control group. Basic and general information about the participants (age, gender, height, weight and BMI), comorbidities and vitamin D levels were recorded and compared between the two groups.…

Vitamin D supplementation improves vascular function in patients with chronic kidney disease (1)

Summary This study, conducted by Indian, Australian, and British research institutes, examined whether vitamin D supplementation can improve vascular function and subsequently decrease the mortality of patients with chronic kidney disease. 120 non-diabetic patients with moderate to severe kidney damage and vitamin D deficiency were involved in the study. The patients received a high-dose vitamin…