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Minambres I.,Endocrinology and Nutrition Services | Minambres I.,Research Institute de | Sanchez-Quesada J.L.,Research Institute de | Perez A.,Endocrinology and Nutrition Services | And 3 more authors.
Clinical Lipidology | Year: 2015

The metabolic syndrome and its components have been associated with hypovitaminosis D in many observational trials. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain this relationship and include most conditions that are present in patients with the metabolic syndrome. A causal relationship of the association between the metabolic syndrome and hypovitaminosis D, however, has not been demonstrated, and the cardiovascular and metabolic benefits of vitamin D supplementation have not been confirmed. For the time being therefore, supplementation with vitamin D should only be recommended to maintain bone health and to avoid falls. © 2015 Future Medicine Ltd. Source

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