Vitamin D status and arterial hypertension: a systematic review

  title={Vitamin D status and arterial hypertension: a systematic review},
  author={Stefan Pilz and Andreas Tomaschitz and Eberhard Ritz and Thomas R. Pieber},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Vitamin D deficiency is common and is primarily caused by a lack of ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from reduced sun exposure, and the consequent limiting of vitamin D production in the skin. The vitamin D endocrine system regulates about 3% of the human genome. Observational data support the concept that vitamin D is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and arterial hypertension. The antihypertensive properties of vitamin D include renoprotective effects, suppression of the… CONTINUE READING
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