Serum Vitamin D Levels Are Independently Associated With Severity of Coronary Artery Disease

Akin F., Ayca B., Kose N., Duran M., Sari M., Uysal O. K., ...More

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.60, no.6, pp.869-873, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Objectives: Low-serum vitamin D levels have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk in the general population. We hypothesized that serum vitamin D levels would be inversely associated with inflammation and with severity of coronary atherosclerosis. We therefore investigated the link between serum vitamin D levels and (1) the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) assessed by the Gensini score and (2) inflammatory parameters, including C-reactive protein and fibrinogen.