Vitamin D

Vitamin D and the risk of death in the general population

An international group of researchers reviewed the evidence.

First, the details.

  • 14 studies that involved 5562 deaths out of 62,548 individuals were reviewed.

And, the results.

  • Data suggest decreased mortality risk as circulating levels of 25(OH)D increase.
  • Optimal concentrations of vitamin D range between approximately 75 to 87.5 nmol/L.

The bottom line?

The importance of vitamin D to health has been documented repeatedly on this blog. Just click the “vitamin D” link on the right column.

Get your vitamin D levels checked and treat as needed.

12/20/11 21:50 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.