Vitamin D improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  A five-year study at the University of Leeds suggests a daily dose of vitamin D improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure. The study, which was funded by the Medical Research Council and involved several BHF-funded researchers including BHF Professor Mark Kearney, found that in the 80 patients who took Vitamin D, the heart’s pumping function improved from 26 per cent to 34 percent. In the others, who took placebo, there was no change in cardiac function.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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