New research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Kidney Clinical Research Institute in Boston suggests that vitamin D supplementation may modestly lower blood pressure among black adults. Studies show that blacks have higher rates of hypertension (high blood pressure) than whites in the U.S. They also have lower circulating levels of vitamin D or 25(OH)D. John P. Forman, MD, MSc, and colleagues conducted a clinical trial involving an 250 black participants who were randomly assigned to receive either placebo or one of three doses of vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol at 1,000, 2,000 or 4,000 IU daily). Treatment was started in […]Continue reading Vit D Supplements May Reduce Blood Pressure in Blacks
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