Health and Nutrition

September 21, 2010

Vitamin D, Blood Pressure, and African Americans: Toward a Unifying

Filed under: General Health,Vitamin D — Doc Joe @ 2:28 pm

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 09/20/2010
Rostand SG – Vitamin D deficiency has increasingly been recognized in the
general population and especially in African Americans whose deep skin
pigmentation makes vitamin D photosynthesis inefficient. Over the last
decade there has been increasing interest in the role that vitamin D
deficiency may play in BP modulation because many epidemiologic studies have shown an inverse association between serum vitamin D concentration and BP.
There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in African Americans who
also have an increased susceptibility to develop hypertension and its
consequences.

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