The association between hypovitaminosis D and metabolic syndrome: Current understanding

Inka Miñambres, Jose Luís Sanchez-Quesada, Antonio Pérez

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    © 2015 Future Medicine Ltd. The metabolic syndrome and its components have been associated with hypovitaminosis D in many observational trials. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain this relationship and include most conditions that are present in patients with the metabolic syndrome. A causal relationship of the association between the metabolic syndrome and hypovitaminosis D, however, has not been demonstrated, and the cardiovascular and metabolic benefits of vitamin D supplementation have not been confirmed. For the time being therefore, supplementation with vitamin D should only be recommended to maintain bone health and to avoid falls.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)513-524
    JournalClinical Lipidology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


    • cardiovascular disease
    • diabetes
    • dyslipidemia
    • hypertension
    • insulin resistance
    • metabolic syndrome
    • Vitamin D


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