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Dietary supplements and hypertension: potential benefits and precautions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22747620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dietary supplements (DSs) are used extensively in the general population and many are promoted for the natural treatment and management of hypertension. Patients with hypertension often choose to use these products either in addition to or instead of pharmacologic antihypertensive agents. Because of the frequent use of DS, both consumers and health care providers should be aware of the considerable issues surrounding these products and factors influencing both efficacy and safety. In this review of the many DSs promoted for the management of hypertension, 4 products with evidence of possible benefits (coenzyme Q10, fish oil, garlic, vitamin C) and 4 that were consistently associated with increasing blood pressure were found (ephedra, Siberian ginseng, bitter orange, licorice). The goals and objectives of this review are to discuss the regulation of DS, evaluate the efficacy of particular DS in the treatment of hypertension, and highlight DS that may potentially increase blood pressure.
Carly B Rasmussen; James K Glisson; Deborah S Minor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-04-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Pharmacy, Huntsville Hospital, 191 Sivley Road, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid
Dietary Supplements* / adverse effects
Fish Oils
Hypertension / prevention & control*
Ubiquinone / analogs & derivatives
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fish Oils; 1339-63-5/Ubiquinone; 303-98-0/coenzyme Q10; 50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid
Comment In:
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Nov;14(11):806   [PMID:  23126355 ]

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