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Vitamins
 have received a lot of flak in the press, after experts said they were a waste of money, may be harmful and didn't work. However a new study sheds new light on whether this may be true.  Robert Rickman Reports...

 

 

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According to a new study, a link has been found between vitamin levels and hypertension, suggesting that vitamin D supplements might be a 'cheap and effective' way to treat high blood pressure.

The Independent reported that the benefits of vitamin D for patients with high blood pressure has been suggested before, but there has been a lack of evidence to back it up.

In this new study that looked at 146,000 across Europe and America published in The Lancet, scientists investigated whether low vitamin D levels affected hypertension by measuring genetic variations which affect a person’s vitamin D levels, and measuring them against blood pressure. 

"For each 10% increase in vitamin D concentration, the chance of likelihood of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, decreased by 8%."

The findings could revolutionise how hypertension is treated. Currently, people have to take ACE inhibitors and/or beta blockers, which are said to have side effects such as dizziness and constipation.

".......vitamin D might help lower your blood pressure.

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