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.