Thirteen weeks of supplementation of vitamin D and leucine-enriched whey protein nutritional supplement attenuates chronic low-grade inflammation in sarcopenic older adults: the PROVIDE study Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Background: A chronic low-grade inflammatory profile (CLIP) is associated with sarcopenia in older adults. Protein and Vitamin (Vit)D have immune-modulatory potential, but evidence for effects of nutritional supplementation on CLIP is limited. Aim: To investigate whether 13 weeks of nutritional supplementation of VitD and leucine-enriched whey protein affected CLIP in subjects enrolled in the PROVIDE-study, as a secondary analysis. Methods: ...
Vitamin D and Bone. KU Leuven
Physiological functions of vitamin D: what we have learned from global and conditional VDR knockout mouse studies KU Leuven
Innate immune modulation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: moving closer toward vitamin D therapy KU Leuven
Vitamin D analog TX 527 down-regulates the NFκB pathway and controls the proliferation of endothelial cells transformed by Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus KU Leuven
Vitamin D deficiency-induced hypertension is associated with vascular oxidative stress and altered heart gene expression Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. We investigated the effect of VDD on the cardiovascular system of growing male rats fed with a vitamin D-deficient diet. Using isolated rat aorta, we assessed both superoxide anion and endothelial-dependent relaxations. Microarray technology was used to identify changes induced by VDD in cardiac gene expression. Compared with control, VDD increased systolic blood ...