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New randomized controlled trial finds that vitamin D influences blood pressure, even in healthy young adults

Posted on: December 21, 2013   by  Jeff Nicklas

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A new randomized controlled trial out of Spain has found that low dose vitamin D supplementation does not change lipid levels but does lower blood pressure in young healthy women.

Past research has shown that increased vitamin D levels is associated with better overall cardiovascular health. However, if there is a causal relationship, it is still unclear whether vitamin D benefits the heart through regulation of blood pressure, reducing lipids levels, preserving insulin secretion, some other way or by a combination of these.

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4 Responses to New randomized controlled trial finds that vitamin D influences blood pressure, even in healthy young adults

  1. westexas@aol.com
  2. Ian

    I actually think that a meta analysis would be a bit premature because the study’s doses and co-factors have not be adequate. We need more studies giving higher doses, such as 4000iu to 5000iu daily for at least 6 months and some studies giving the key co-factors, magnesium, K2 and zinc.

  3. Michael

    Hello all,
    My autistic son developed extremely high blood pressure in his early twenties while off living on his own. It remained high despite all efforts, dietary / exercise / etc. until he began Vitamin D some four or five years ago (We can’t remember the year.) His blood pressure was always high despite the 3 meds and about 30 points higher than mine. After several years on 5000 iu daily, his blood pressure is almost always in the normal range with the same 3 meds.

    Michael

  4. Michael

    Hello all,

    Here is a little hint for you and the people you know: Horizontal chalk-white spots or splotches on the fingernails is a sign of zinc deficiency. Since zinc is mostly in the prostate, men need more zinc. The worse case I ever saw was a high school student with more than a hundred taking up half the area of his nails. When I mentioned he should eat ocean fish and brown rice, he bragged that he only ate steak and wasn’t interested in other food.

    Michael

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