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    Vitamin D treatment response lowered by statin use


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    Vitamin D treatment response lowered by statin use

    Post by graham64 on Fri Mar 03 2017, 22:32



    To determine whether statin use alters response of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level to vitamin D treatment.


    Pooled analysis.


    Three double-blind randomized controlled trials that tested different doses of vitamin D.


    Participants of three trials (N = 646; mean age 76.3 ± 8.4, 65% female).


    In all three trials, 25(OH)D status and statin use were assessed repeatedly over time (baseline, 6 and 12 months). Repeated-measures analysis was used to compare 25(OH)D response to vitamin D treatment at baseline and 6 and 12 months of statin users and nonusers, controlling for age, sex, body mass index, Charlson Comorbidity Index, vitamin D dose, trial, and season.


    At baseline, 17.5% were statin users, and 65% were vitamin D deficient (25(OH)D < 20 ng/mL). Baseline 25(OH)D levels did not differ significantly between groups at baseline (18.8 for statin users, 17.2 ng/mL for nonusers, P = .07), but according to the longitudinal analyses, the total increase over 12 months in 25(OH)D concentration was significantly lower in statin users (13.1 ng/L) than nonusers (15.9 ng/mL; 21.4% difference; P = .009).


    Of persons aged 60 and older at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, statin users had a 21.4% smaller increase in 25(OH)D serum concentrations over time than nonusers, independent of vitamin D dose and other covariates.

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    Re: Vitamin D treatment response lowered by statin use

    Post by chris c on Sat Mar 04 2017, 23:08

    Not really surprising I suppose, it's called cholecalciferol for a reason.

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