|Heart Failure May Be Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Low levels of vitamin D in the blood may contribute to congestive heart failure (CHF), according to a study published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology (2003, vol. 41, No.1: 105-112). Researchers studied amounts of vitamin D metabolites and n-terminal pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), an indicator of CHF severity, in 54 heart failure patients and 34 healthy participants serving as a control group. They found that blood levels of vitamin D were up to 50 percent lower in CHF patients than in the study’s control group. In addition, the ANP level increased to more than twice the normal level in CHF patients. Researchers concluded that vitamin D deficiency may be a contributing factor of CHF.
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