Virtual City Wide Medical Grand Rounds: How VITAL are Vitamin D and Omega-3s for Cardiometabolic Health?
2021 Barnet Berris Lecture
How VITAL are Vitamin D and Omega-3s for Cardiometabolic Health?
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH
Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:
- Describe the rationale and results of VITAL, a large-scale randomized trial of vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids in the primary prevention of CVD and cancer.
- Interpret recent meta-analyses of vitamin D, omega-3s, and these outcomes.
- Assess which patients are more or less likely to benefit from supplementation.