Vital trial: Vitamin D doesn't reduce risk of heart disease and stroke
Vitamin- D is an important metabolic hormone for maintaining a health and its benefits have been reported in many studies. Recent reports say Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to high blood pressure. And some research shows that taking a vitamin D pill can help to lower it, which lowers the risk of heart attacks and stroke, however the trial proves otherwise.
Study in journal American College of Cardiology included healthy participants that were randomized in a 1:1 fashion out of which 12,927 were assigned to vitamin D3 (at a dose of 2000 IU per day) and 12,944 to placebo or n–3 fatty acids brought oCardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke, for vitamin D3 vs. placebo, was 3.1% vs. 3.2% and 3.0% vs. 3.2%.
The VITAL trial showed that supplementation with either n–3 fatty acid at a dose of 1 g/day or vitamin D3 at a dose of 2000 IU/day was not effective for primary prevention of Cardiovascular or cancer events among healthy middle-aged men and women over 5 years of follow-up.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)