Vitamin D protective in metabolic syndrome

In a group of just over 1800 patients with metabolic syndrome, those who had vitamin D levels of 75nmol/L had substantially lower mortality rates during the eight year study period. 

These “optimal” vitamin D levels were associated with a 75% reduction in all-cause mortality and a 69% reduction in cardiovascular mortality compared with participants who had severe vitamin D deficiency. And the relationship was dose dependent.

Vitamin D researcher Professor Rebecca Mason, from the Bosch Institute at the University of Sydney and