Lack of vitamin D linked to high blood pressure

September 24, 2009 2:21:30 PM PDT
Women who don't get enough vitamin D now may have more than their bone health to worry about later. New research from the American Heart Association shows not enough of this vitamin before menopause could increase the risk for high blood pressure.

In the study, 500 women were followed over time and those who had vitamin D deficiencies when younger were three times more likely to develop hypertension.

Vitamin D is found in fatty fish and fortified dairy products. You can also increase levels by being out in the sun or taking certain dietary products.


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