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Should Hypertensive Patients Take Vitamin D?
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PMID:  22648128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The prevalence of both hypertension and vitamin D deficiency is high. The discovery of the vitamin D receptor and its possible effects on components of the cardiovascular system influencing blood pressure, such as the renin angiotensin system, the heart, the kidney and the blood vessels, has generated the hope that vitamin D therapy could be a new target for the treatment for hypertensive patients. Cross-sectional studies have clearly shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and hypertension. This association is not as clear in longitudinal studies. Finally, evidence from randomized controlled trials specifically designed to test the hypothesis of a blood pressure lowering effect of vitamin D is weak. Therefore, there is actually not enough evidence to recommend giving vitamin D to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
Gregoire Wuerzner; Michel Burnier; Bernard Waeber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current hypertension reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-3111     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888982     Medline TA:  Curr Hypertens Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Service of nephrology and hypertension, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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