Vitamin D deficiency raises stroke risk in whites but not blacks

11/14/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers found that white adults with vitamin D deficiency had twice the risk of fatal stroke, but a similar risk was not found in black adults -- who were more likely to be vitamin D deficient and also had a 65% higher risk of dying from stroke. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency may not be the cause of increased stroke risk in blacks, the lead researcher said.

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