Early High-Dose Vitamin #D3 for Critically Ill, Vitamin D–Deficient Patients

Vitamin D deficiency is a common, potentially reversible contributor to morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients.. ..A total of 1360 patients were found to be vitamin D–deficient during point-of-care screening and underwent randomization. Of these patients, 1078 had baseline vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxyvitamin D level, <20 ng per milliliter [50 nmol per liter]) confirmed by subsequent testing and were included in the primary analysis … Continue reading Early High-Dose Vitamin #D3 for Critically Ill, Vitamin D–Deficient Patients

#Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality in Italian Adults

..Over a median follow-up of 8.2 years, a total of 1,236 deaths were ascertained. Multivariable hazard ratios (HRs) for all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality among participants in the regular (>4 times/week) relative to none/rare intake were 0.77 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.66 to 0.90) and 0.66 (95% CI: 0.50 to 0.86), respectively. Regular intake was also inversely associated with ischemic heart disease (HR: 0.56; … Continue reading #Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality in Italian Adults