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Low vitamin D may contribute to Peripheral Arterial Disease – June 2010

Vitamin d deficiency: an increasing concern in peripheral arterial disease.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010 Jun;11(5):308-11.
Gaddipati VC, Kuriacose R, Copeland R, Bailey BA, Peiris AN.
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Peripheral arterial disease is a common and often overlooked entity responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. Recent evidence suggests that nontraditional risk factors such as vitamin D deficiency may contribute to atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, hence monitoring of vitamin D status is essential. This review tries to examine this entity. Published by Elsevier Inc. PMID: 20511096

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