More studies needed before recommending vitamin D for hypertensive patients

Experimental animal and epidemiological studies have clearly shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and hypertension. However, there is not enough evidence to support recommending vitamin D to hypertensive patients to reduce blood pressure, according to a recently published review.

“There are a few reports demonstrating the beneficial effects of vitamin D supplementation in reducing blood pressure in patients with hypertension; however, these studies are not sufficient to draw any conclusions, and many more studies with different age groups of populations from different regions are still required.”
-Harbans Lal, PhD, professor of Biochemistry in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry at the Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha (Hisar), Haryana

In India, the estimated prevalence of hypertension in individuals aged 25 years and older is...

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