Bone and cardiovascular health in the older person.

Cora McGreevy
It is increasingly recognised that vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in Ireland and worldwide particularly at higher latitudes. In addition to its well established role in bone health, initial animal studies have established a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular dysfunction including cardiac hypertrophy, fibrotic change and elevated blood pressure .Emerging evidence notes that age associated arterial stiffness is accelerated in the presence of cardiovascular disease and arterial ageing is a risk factor...
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