Sumary of High blood pressure: The vitamin deficiency increasing your risk of the ‘silent killer’:
- High blood pressure is very common in the UK, with figures suggesting nearly five million Britons are affected.
- Exercise and diet can partially address high blood pressure, but evidence suggests underlying deficiencies may also have a lot to answer for.
- Vitamin D deficiency is well known for its associations with bone and respiratory illness, but data also highlights a suggestive correlation between vitamin D deficiency and high blood pressure.
- High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is measured by two different components known as systolic and diastolic pressure.
- ““Because of the opposing consequences of different reviews on the role of vitamin D in preventing hypertension development or its treatment, it appears that vitamin D levels in the body modulate the blood pressure indirectly.
- ”Further evidence put forward by the CDC shows that vitamin D supplementation could “significantly” lower diastolic blood pressure.
- But conflicting evidence yielded from another CDC study suggests vitamin D does not lower blood pressure in the general population.