Mexican women with vitamin D deficiency appear to have a higher incidence of cardiovascular risk factors

In May 2019 researchers from Mexico published the results of their study to assess whether cardiovascular risk factors and heart attacks are associated with vitamin D deficiency in Mexican women of reproductive age. A total of 3,260 women, aged 20-49 years, were involved in the study. Results showed that the incidence of vitamin D deficiency was significantly higher in obese women compared to women with a normal body mass index, in those with high total cholesterol compared to those with normal cholesterol levels, and in those with insulin resistance or diabetes type 2 compared to those with normal blood glucose levels. Using analytical models to estimate cardiovascular risk according to vitamin D deficiency, it was found that the risk of being obese, or having high total cholesterol levels, insulin resistance or diabetes type 2 were significantly higher in women with vitamin D deficiency.

Contreras-Manzano A et al. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Their Association with Vitamin D Deficiency in Mexican Women of Reproductive Age. Nutrients. 2019 May 28;11(6). pii: E1211

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