Journal article

Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and cause-specific mortality in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Alicia K Heath, Allison M Hodge, Peter R Ebeling, David Kvaskoff, Darryl W Eyles, Graham G Giles, Dallas R English, Elizabeth J Williamson

JOURNAL OF STEROID BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher all-cause mortality, but associations with specific causes of death are unclear. We investigated the association between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration and cause-specific mortality using a case-cohort study within the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS). Eligibility for the case-cohort study was restricted to participants with baseline dried blood spot samples and no pre-baseline diagnosis of cancer. These analyses included participants who died (n = 2307) during a mean follow-up of 14 years and a sex-stratified random sample of eligible cohort participants ('subcohort', n = 2923). Concentration of 25(OH)D was me..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) cohort recruitment was funded by VicHealth and Cancer Council Victoria. The MCCS was further augmented by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grants 209057, 396414 and 1074383 and by infrastructure provided by Cancer Council Victoria. This project was specifically funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council project grant 623208 (to D.R. English and D.W. Eyles).