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...
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.