Calcium supplementation for the management of primary hypertension in adults.

  title={Calcium supplementation for the management of primary hypertension in adults.},
  author={Heather Olivia Dickinson and Donald J. Nicolson and Julia VF Cook and Fiona Campbell and Fiona Beyer and Gary A. Ford and J M Mason},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Metabolic studies suggest calcium may have a role in the regulation of blood pressure. Some epidemiological studies have reported that people with a higher intake of calcium tend to have lower blood pressure. Previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses have reached conflicting conclusions about whether oral calcium supplementation can reduce blood pressure. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of oral calcium supplementation as a treatment for primary hypertension in adults… CONTINUE READING
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