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Rev Med Suisse. 2012 Jul 11;8(348):1458-63.

[Effects of calcium and vitamin D supplementations on cardiovascular disease: review article].

[Article in French]

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Unité d'épidémiologie populationnelle, Département de médecine communautaire, de premier recours et des urgences, HUG, 1211 Genève 14. idris.guessous@hcuge.ch

Abstract

Studies exploring the effect of calcium supplementation on cardiovascular risk suggest that systolic blood pressure decreases with supplementation. A lower calcium intake has been associated with an increased risk of stroke. By contrast, calcium supplementation may increase the risk of myocardial infarction. The effect of vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure is still unclear and no effect of vitamin D supplementation on coronary heart disease or stroke has been clearly demonstrated. There is a lack of randomized clinical trials primarily addressing the effect of these parameters on CVD. Currently, the use of calcium and vitamin D supplementations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease is not justified.

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