Vitamin D Doesn't Reduce Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms: VITAL

Vitamin D Doesn't Reduce Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms: VITAL

Taking vitamin D does not have a significant impact on statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) nor does it prevent patients from stopping their medication because of muscle pain, according to an analysis of the VITAL study. Over 5 years of follow-up, the rate of SAMS was 31% in both patients who were taking vitamin D and those who were taking placebo in the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded trial. The rate of statin discontinuation was 13% in the …