HealthDay News - "Study: Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure"
Vitamin D supplementation did not lower blood pressure in older patients with high blood pressure in a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
"The findings are of interest because low levels of vitamin D have been associated with all of these conditions, and there was a hope that replacing vitamin D with supplements would help correct these conditions known to be causes of heart attack and stroke," said Nicholas DuBois, MD, a Cardiologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Being able to modify that risk with a vitamin that has no side effects and is low in cost would be a fabulous advance for cardiovascular protection.
- Dr. Nicholas DuBois, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center