Childhood vitamin D levels linked to carotid IMT in adulthood

February 10, 2015 10:43 PM

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Subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood was associated with low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in childhood, according to study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Markus Juonala, MD, PhD, of the University of Turku in Finland, and colleagues evaluated data from 2,148 participants in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study collected in 1980 when they were aged 3 to 18 years and again in 2007 when they were aged 30 to 45 years to determine the effect of lo...

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