Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Lower Cholesterol in Postmenopausal Women

Published Online: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Calcium and vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal women appears to produce higher serum vitamin D3 concentration, which in turn leads to better cholesterol levels.

A study published in the March 3, 2014, edition of Menopause found a 38% increase in average serum vitamin D3 concentration among women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements compared with placebo. Women taking the calcium and vitamin D supplements also saw an average decrease of 4.46 mg/dL in their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and lower triglyceride levels.

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