Potential pathophysiological role for the vitamin D deficiency in essential hypertension.

@article{Carbone2014PotentialPR,
  title={Potential pathophysiological role for the vitamin D deficiency in essential hypertension.},
  author={Federico Carbone and François Mach and Nicolas Vuilleumier and Fabrizio Montecucco},
  journal={World journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={260-76}
}
Vitamin D deficiency has been indicated as a pandemic emerging public health problem. In addition to the well-known role on calcium-phosphorus homeostasis in the bone, vitamin D-mediated processes have been recently investigated on other diseases, such as infections, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, both the discovery of paracrine actions of vitamin D (recognized as "local vitamin D system") and the link of vitamin D with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the fibroblast… CONTINUE READING