Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142--145

Role of vitamin D in cerebrovascular disease


Subhash Kaul, Jayasree Manikinda 
 Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Subhash Kaul
Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Ministers Road, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
India

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is now a well-recognized public health problem affecting almost every second person throughout the world. Recent evidence from many population-based studies has indicated that a poor vitamin D status is a predictor of future strokes. Materials and Methods: We reviewed recent studies on 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and symptomatic ischemic stroke. A graded increase in the risk of symptomatic ischemic stroke with decreasing levels of plasma 25(OH)D has been found in most of the studies. Vitamin D also has a role in the poststroke period where its deficiency may hinder the rehabilitation process. Conclusions: After reviewing current literature on the subject, we conclude that there are some data to suggest the role of vitamin D in patients with stroke but it cannot be concluded as a risk factor for stroke. Larger population-based studies are needed to confirm the causative role of vitamin D in stroke.


How to cite this article:
Kaul S, Manikinda J. Role of vitamin D in cerebrovascular disease.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:142-145


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Kaul S, Manikinda J. Role of vitamin D in cerebrovascular disease. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 27 ];24:142-145
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