Monday, July 30, 2007

Some Vitamin D Every Day Keeps Blood Pressure At Bay

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The Times of India -Now Vitamin D has been found to affect your blood pressure
As blood levels of vitamin D drop, blood pressure increases, according to findings from a health survey.
The current analysis from the survey, which was conducted between 1988 and 1994, involved 12,644 adults in America aged 20 years and older, who had blood pressure recorded and vitamin D levels measured.
As reported in the American Journal of Hypertension, people with the lowest vitamin D levels had blood pressure that was slightly higher than those with the highest levels.

This relationship was strongest in subjects who were 50 years of age and older.
The authors of the study note that "vitamin D levels can easily, and cheaply , be increased by a modest increase in sun exposure or vitamin D supplementation.

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