for "exceptional achievement" as the leader of clinical trials clarifying major aspects of preventive medicine and women's health.
Her study included VITAL, the first large-scale trial of vitamin D and omega 3s in the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
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- The 'it' vitamin? - May 2010
- Does Vitamin D Affect Risk of Developing Autoimmune Disease?: A Systematic Review - Oct 2010
- Systematic Review: Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation in Prevention of Cardiovascular Events
- Massive Five Year Vitamin D Study Underway Mar 2010
Sadly, Dr. Manson’s study does not appear to control for magnesium deficiency which, as suggested above, is just as bad for health as too little vitamin D3. Nor does the study measure calcitriol levels which can be low despite adequate vitamin D3 levels, as among the elderly and type 2 diabetics. This will bias the results against vitamin D3 supplementation. Overall, Dr. Manson’s study is seriously flawed and will only produce greater confusion rather than enlightenment on this important matter of vitamin D3 supplementation.