Overview Cardiovascular and vitamin D

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Many studies show that cardiovascular problems are treated & prevented by Vitamin D
  As with many other health problems:
  More Vitamin D is needed to treat than to prevent
  Omega-3 and Magnesium probably also help
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MAYO Clinic April 2012: Pathways from vitamin D Deficiency to CVD

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The effect of vitamin D status on risk factors for cardiovascular disease Nature 2013

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Random controlled trial found NO BENEFIT with 50,000 IU weekly - Feb 2013 - strange

A randomized controlled trial of high dose vitamin D3 in patients with heart failure.
JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Feb;1(1):84-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2012.11.003.
Boxer RS1, Kenny AM2, Schmotzer BJ3, Vest M4, Fiutem JJ5, Piña IL6.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of Vitamin D3 on physical performance in patients with HF.

BACKGROUND: HF is associated with functional decline and frailty. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with loss of muscle strength and poor outcomes in patients with HF.

METHODS: Sixty-four patients participated in a 6-month parallel design double blind RCT to test the hypothesis that oral vitamin D3 would improve physical performance. Vitamin D3 50,000 IU or placebo was given weekly; all received daily calcium. Patients were included regardless of EF and 25OHD ≤ 37.5 ng/ml. The primary outcome was peak VO2, and secondary outcomes were the 6MW, TGUG and knee isokinetic muscle strength. Between group comparisons were made using ANCOVA models that adjust for baseline measures.

RESULTS: Patients were age 65.9 ± 10.4 years old, 48% women, 64% African American, EF 37.6±13.9, 36% NYHA III, the remainder NYHA II.
At baseline the vitamin D group 25OHD was 19.1 ± 9.3 ng/ml and increased to 61.7 ± 20.3 ng/ml; in the placebo group baseline 25OHD was 17.8 ± 9.0 ng/ml and decreased to 17.4 ± 9.8 ng/ml at 6 months (between groups p<0.001).
There was no significant change from baseline to 6 months in peak VO2, 6MW, TGUG or isokinetic muscle strength.

CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D3 did not improve physical performance for patients with HF despite a robust increase in serum 25OHD.
Vitamin D repletion in patients with HF should conform to standard adult guidelines for vitamin D supplementation.

PMID: 24614995
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Strange - seems like the study did things correctly.Good amount of vitamin D, trial lasted long enough, vitamin D levels were raised high enough. Yet no benefit.

INTERVENTION Clinical Trials for (heart OR cardiovascular) and "vitamin D" 294 as of Feb 2015

68 proofs that Vitamin D works (as of March 2016)

Proof that Vitamin D Works has the following

Health Problem Treat
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RCT = Random Controlled Trial
   * = link to additional RCT
CT = Clinical Trial
HypertensionT 149 to 142 mm Hg RCT*  *?, 2400 IU.  100,000 IU* 1
Cardiovascular after attack T 32 % fewer deaths CT 1000 IU2
Diabetes T2T 62 % RCT* *, CRP reduction, 4000 IU 4
Congestive Heart Failure T 90 % RCT, 1000 IU infants (also: Adults, not RCT) 27
After Heart Attack T __+6% ejection fraction RCT, 800,000 IU one time34

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