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Vitamin D and Myocardial Infarction

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5932.647 (Published 14 September 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:647
  1. Victor Lindén

    Abstract

    A detailed investigation was carried out into the consumption of vitamin D from different sources in patients who had suffered from myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, and degenerative joint diseases. Randomly selected controls of the same ages and sex were drawn from the Central Bureau of Statistics. The consumption was significantly higher in infarction patients. A daily intake of 30 μg may be the critical level. Student's t test for trend showed increasing probability of myocardial infarction with increasing intake of vitamin D, and more infarction patients than controls had a history of kidney stone. Long-term high consumption of vitamin D may be a precipitating cause of myocardial infarction.