Vitamin D supplementation decreases all-cause mortality in adults and older individuals

Simon, Joel A.
March 2008
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
The article focuses on 18 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the effects of vitamin D supplementation on all-cause mortality. Published reports of RCTs found out that 4777 deaths occurred in the 18 trials. Meta-analysis of all trials showed that use of vitamin D supplements decreased the risk for all-cause mortality. Meta-analysis of the 9 trials with sufficient power showed similar results. Vitamin D supplementation reduced all-cause mortality in adults and older individuals.


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