The effect of vitamin D replacement on markers of vascular health in stroke patients: a randomised controlled trial

M. D. Witham, F. J. Dove, J. A. Sugden, A. S. Doney, A. D. Struthers

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    Abstract

    Background and aims: Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased incidence of future cardiovascular events and are common in stroke patients. We tested whether vitamin D supplementation could reduce blood pressure and improve markers of vascular health in patients who had previously suffered a stroke. Methods and Results: Randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Community-dwelling patients with a history of stroke and baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
    Early online date30 Dec 2010
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    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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