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Large Genetic Study Proves The Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels And Hypertension

June 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
British researchers who analyzed data from 35 studies involving 155,000 people found a strong causal link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure. The researchers said that observational studies had already detected the link, but the large-scale genetic study nailed down the cause and effect relationship. The findings strongly suggest that some cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through vitamin D supplements or food fortification, the authors said.
Vimal Karani S et al., "Genetic Research Clarifies Link Between Hypertension and Vitamin D Deficiency", News release, presentation at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics, June 10, 2013, © European Society of Human Genetics
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