A recent study revealed that vitamin D deficiency could lead to increased blood pressure. Vitamins associated with sunlight is very important in the formation of the immune system of the body, the health of bones and teeth, as well as the absorption of calcium.
The study involved nearly 150 thousand people in Europe and North America. In fact, people who have a high concentration of vitamin D in their blood, their blood pressure is lower. So the risk of them suffering from hypertension is so low.
For every 10% increase in the concentration of vitamin D, the possible risk of hypertension down by 8%.
Dr. Vimal Karani who led the study very confident with the accuracy of these results. He is also an expert at the Institute of Child Health at University College London.
“Our study suggests that some cases of proven heart disease can be prevented through vitamin D supplementation or food fortification,” he said as quoted from Dailymail.
As it is known that people in western countries have a problem with vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight. The deficiency was associated with rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, auto-immune conditions, as well as bone-related diseases.
Apart from the sun, other sources of vitamin D derived from fish, fisheries, eggs, cereal, milk, and liver. To reduce the risk of high blood pressure can also by increasing physical activity and reducing the salt-rich foods.