CURRENT RESEARCH: Low vitamin D related to mental stress-induced, but not physical-stress induced myocardial ischemia

7 Oct

vitamin D

A recent study found that vitamin D insufficiency was independently associated with mental-stress induced myocardial ischemia, but not physical stress induced myocardial ischemia.

Vitamin D has been shown to be related to CAD, but researchers have yet to explore vitamin D in myocardial ischemia in depth and the different factors contributing to myocardial ischemia.

Results showed that vitamin D was independently related to mental-stress induced myocardial ischemia after adjusting for variables that may impact the analysis. There was no relationship between vitamin D levels and physical-stress induced myocardial ischemia.

The researchers concluded, “We found that patients with stable CAD and vitamin D insufficiency had a higher prevalence and severity of myocardial ischemia during mental stress, but not during physical stress.

Read more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222601

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