Vitamin D, a new antihypertensive hormone?

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — junio 5th, 2013 — 13:24 under factores de riesgo

Vitamin D, a new antihypertensive hormone?

Riesgo cardiovascularPor: Leon F. Ferder.  Rev Fed Arg Cardiol. 2013; 42(1): 15-19.

Humanityis facing apandemicof vitamin D deficiency that affectsn early 50% of the world population, which would bethe expression of a high pro inflammatory response of the population to cultural evolutionary changes. Low levels of Vitamin Dare associated with higher markers of inflammation and higher level sof RAS, causing hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, renal protectionfailure against hyperglycemia and atherosclerosis. Several controlled clinical trials and meta-analysis of randomized trials of supplementation with moderate and high doses of vitamin Dshowed mixed results in reducing mortality or cardiovascular riskin relation to vitamin D status.  [Actualizado: 5 de junio 2013]

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