Vitamin D supplementation and total mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

  • Autier P
  • Gandini S
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Abstract

Ecological and observational studies suggest that low vitamin D status could be associated with higher mortality from life-threatening conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus that account for 60% to 70% of total mortality in high-income countries. We examined the risk of dying from any cause in subjects who participated in randomized trials testing the impact of vitamin D supplementation (ergocalciferol [vitamin D(2)] or cholecalciferol [vitamin D(3)]) on any health condition.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Survival Rate
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamins
  • World Health

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Authors

  • Philippe Autier

  • Sara Gandini

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