Is Intake of Vitamin D and Calcium Important for Cardiovascular Health in Elderly Obese Patients?

Abstract  There is compelling evidence that bariatric weight loss reduces cardiovascular complications; however, these still tend to
be the most common cause of late death after surgical intervention. In a prospective cohort study, correlations of dietary
nutrients with indexes of vascular health were sought, with emphasis on vitamin D and calcium. Clinically stable obese outpatient
subjects (>60 years old, N = 44) were interviewed about dietary macro and micronutrients. Nutritional assessment targeted anthropometric and bioimpedance
analysis (BIA), hematologic counts, lipid profile, glucose homeostasis, and inflammatory markers. Carotid intima-media thickness
(IMT) and brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD), along with related vascular measurements, were document…