Vitamin D supplements ‘no cure-all’
The "glimmering" hope that vitamin D supplements could help treat diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancers has been dealt a critical blow by a large review showing no causal link between low vitamin D and non-bone disorders.
The supplements likely have little benefit to non-skeletal disease, and high doses may even be harmful to some patients, the Lancet-published systematic review suggests.
The analysis of close to 500 studies found little evidence to suggest the supplements protected against non-skeletal diseases, the French researchers reported.
They identified a large number of observational studies that suggested high serum concentrations of vitamin D may lower the risk of cardiovascular events, diabetes, colorectal cancer and all-cause mortality. Contact – Read more…