Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome: Is There a Link?

Author(s): Matilda Florentin, Moses S. Elisaf, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Evangelos N. Liberopoulos

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 16 , Issue 30 , 2010

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In addition to bone homeostasis, vitamin D is involved in the physiological functions of several tissues and its insufficiency may contribute to various disorders. Vitamin D status seems to be associated with each of the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS), as well as MetS overall. We review these associations as well as the effects of vitamin D supplementation on MetS.

Keywords: Vitamin D, metabolic syndrome, blood pressure, glucose, insulin, obesity, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides

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Year: 2010
Page: [3417 - 3434]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/138161210793563509
Price: $65

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