Lower vit D linked to all-cause death risk

In a new addition to the vitamin D debate, a meta-analysis published in the BMJ has found low levels of vitamin D leads to earlier death.

Data from eight studies involving 26,000 people aged 50-79 showed people in the lowest quintile for 25(OH)D concentrations were 57% more likely to die from any cause during 16 year-up compared with those in the highest quintile.

The risk of heart-related death was around the same as that of all-cause death, both in people with and without a history of heart disease, the German-led research team

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