Hypertension is statistically associated with higher body mass index but not with vitamin D level in a Thai population

@article{Sumriddetchkajorn2012HypertensionIS,
  title={Hypertension is statistically associated with higher body mass index but not with vitamin D level in a Thai population},
  author={Kanitsorn Sumriddetchkajorn and La-or Chailurkit and Ammarin Thakkinstian and Piyamitr Sritara},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={405-407}
}
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to hypertension. Although vitamin D deficiency is common in tropical regions, no data on its association with hypertension were available. We randomly selected 137 cases and controls whose plasma in 1985 was available for the assessment of vitamin D status and calculated the odds ratio of having hypertension in 1997. In all, 36% of the participants were vitamin D deficient. The odds ratio of having hypertension was marginally significant for vitamin D… CONTINUE READING
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