Vitamin D and mortality: meta-analysis of individual participant data from a large consortium of cohort studies from Europe and the United States

B. Schottker, R. Jorde, A. Peasey, B. Thorand, E.H.J.M. Jansen, C.P.G.M. de Groot, M.T. Streppel, E.J.M. Feskens, E. Kampman

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Abstract

Objective - To investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations (25(OH)D) and mortality in a large consortium of cohort studies paying particular attention to potential age, sex, season, and country differences. Design - Meta-analysis of individual participant data of eight prospective cohort studies from Europe and the US. Setting - General population. Participants - 26 018 men and women aged 50-79 years
Original languageEnglish
Article numberg3656
Number of pages15
JournalBMJ: British Medical Journal
Volume348
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d
  • all-cause mortality
  • monica/kora augsburg
  • cardiovascular-disease
  • general-population
  • older-adults
  • risk
  • cancer
  • intervention
  • epidemiology

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