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Vitamin D and cardiometabolic risk factors and diseases

posted on 2018-04-11, 23:01 authored by AYA MUHAMMAD SALAH EL-DIN MUHAMMAD MOUSA
This thesis examines the relationships between vitamin D and cardiometabolic risk factors and diseases and the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in reducing cardiometabolic risk. Taken together, the research presented in this thesis suggests that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce clinical measures of cardiometabolic risk, but may have beneficial effects on inflammation in certain population groups, including in patients with type 2 diabetes, as well as in pregnant women. The work presented herein advances knowledge in the field of vitamin D research and provides a basis for future epidemiological and clinical studies in this field.


Principal supervisor

Barbora de Courten

Additional supervisor 1

Helena Teede

Additional supervisor 2

Robert Scragg

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences