Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk
Washington: Some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual's risk of developing kidney stones.
However, a recent study has found no statistically relevant association between the two.
The study, led by Cedric F. Garland from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, used data from the nonprofit public health promotion organization GrassrootsHealth to follow more than 2,000 men and women of all ages for 19 months.
Only 13 individuals self-reported a kidney stone diagnosis during the study.
"Mounting evidence indicates that a Vitamin D serum level in the therapeutic range of 40 to 50 ng per mL is needed for substantial reduction in risk of many diseases, including breast and colorectal cancer," Garland said.
He added that this serum level is generally only achieved by taking vitamin supplements.
The researcher said that the results may lessen concerns by individuals about taking vitamin D supplements, as no link was shown between such supplementation and an increased risk for kidney stone s.
The study is published in the American Journal of Public Health.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- SC intervenes into Khap panchayat's rape order of two UP sisters, seeks report from Akhilesh govt
- Furkan, not Tiger Memon, arrested in Pakistan
- Sonakshi Sinha silences Twitter troll for calling her ugly and it's epic!
- Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea's statement recorded, police search his Worli residence
- Rafiabad encounter ends with one terrorist dead; an Army jawan also martyred