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Association of vitamin D insufficiency with carotid intima-media thickness in HIV-infected persons

We observed an independent association between vitamin D insufficiency and higher carotid intima-media thickness in a cross-sectional analysis of 139 HIV-infected persons. If confirmed, these findings support a clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation to reduce cardiovascular events in HIV-infected persons.

Authors: Choi AI; Lo JC; Mulligan K; Schnell A; Kalapus SC; Li Y; Hunt PW; Martin JN; Deeks SG; Hsue PY

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Apr 1;52(7):941-4. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

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