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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Low Vitamin D Level Increases Risk of Kidney Failure 2.6 Times

Low levels of vitamin D may account for up to 60% of the elevated risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans according to a report in the December 2009 issue of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers analyzed a nationwide sample of 13,000 americans, including measurements of vitamin D levels. The participants with the lowest vitamin D levels were 2.6 times as likely to end up on dialysis compared to those with higher levels.

For further information, view the full article on vitamin D levels and the risk of end stage kidney disease.