Vitamin D, Blood Pressure, Lipids, Infection and Depression
There are numerous indications for a relation between low serum levels of 25(OH)D and blood pressure, lipid levels, frequency of infections and tendency towards depression. Whether it is a causal relationship it is not known, and can best be studied with a vitamin D intervention. The investigators hypothesis is that supplementation with a high dose vitamin D (40.000 IU per week) will have a beneficial effect on these parameters.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Tromsø
University of Tromso
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00960232
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Misunderstanding among individuals, frequently research subjects, of scientific methods such as randomization and placebo controls.
Hydroxy analogs of vitamin D 3; (CHOLECALCIFEROL); including CALCIFEDIOL; CALCITRIOL; and 24,25-DIHYDROXYVITAMIN D 3.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
Derivatives of ERGOSTEROL formed by ULTRAVIOLET RAYS breaking of the C9-C10 bond. They differ from CHOLECALCIFEROL in having a double bond between C22 and C23 and a methyl group at C24.
Derivative of 7-dehydroxycholesterol formed by ULTRAVIOLET RAYS breaking of the C9-C10 bond. It differs from ERGOCALCIFEROL in having a single bond between C22 and C23 and lacking a methyl group at C24.
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