Monash University

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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

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences