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Low vitamin D levels may lead to atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

29-Sep-2023

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Researchers from Gannan Medical University in China conducted a comprehensive study.

Their findings highlighted that individuals with vitamin D deficiency, specifically those with less than 20 ng/mL, face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

Notably, each 10 ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels was associated with a 5% reduction in the risk of atrial fibrillation.

This conclusion was drawn from a meticulous meta-analysis, which confirmed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, while higher serum vitamin D levels are associated with a decreased risk.

The research published in Frontiers in Nutrition encompassed a review of studies conducted between 2005 and 2022, incorporating various cohorts.

However, despite these significant findings, the researchers emphasised the need for further investigation. 

Findings underscore the importance of maintaining adequate vitamin D levels

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Frontiers in Nutrition

Open access journal delivering informaton in the field of Human and Clinical Nutrition.

Gannan Medical University (GMU)

Medical university in China

Low vitamin D levels may lead to atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat