Pediatric endocrinology: Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease risk in children

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According to a large epidemiologic study, a majority of American children are vitamin D insufficient or deficient. In addition to negative effects on bone metabolism, low vitamin D levels in the pediatric population are associated with adverse cardiovascular risk factors, including an increase in systolic blood pressure and a reduction in HDL cholesterol levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-13
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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