Total Pageviews

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vitamin D News: Vitamin D does not curb high blood pressure-study

Over the decade we have heard tall claims about the role of vitamin D in the prevention of various ills like brittle bones, cardiovascular problems, cancer, diabetes, dementia and blood pressure. Now a new study suggests vitamin D supplements may not have blood pressure benefits. High dose supplementation of vitamin D 3 (cholecalciferol) did not lower blood pressure or improve any other measures of cardiovascular health in hypertensive elders, the study found. Dr Nicholas DuBois, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City stated, "The findings are of interest because low levels of vitamin D have been associated with all of these conditions, and there was a hope that replacing vitamin D with supplements would help correct these conditions known to be causes of heart attack and stroke. Being able to modify that risk with a vitamin that has no side effects and is low in cost would be a fabulous advance for cardiovascular protection.” Trial of 159 patients In order to

No comments:

Post a Comment