Vitamin D and blood pressure connection: update on epidemiologic, clinical, and mechanistic evidence.

@article{Martini2008VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D and blood pressure connection: update on epidemiologic, clinical, and mechanistic evidence.},
  author={L{\'i}gia Ara{\'u}jo Martini and Richard James Wood},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={
          291-7
        }
}
Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease. High blood pressure is a growing public health problem that is expected to affect 1.6 billion people worldwide by the year 2025. In light of emerging evidence of a widespread global problem of vitamin D deficiency, there has been increasing interest concerning the role of vitamin D in chronic disease. The recent publication of several studies, highlighted in this brief review, supports an association between vitamin… CONTINUE READING

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