Vitamin D supplements ineffective in managing high blood pressure
A recent study has concluded that Vitamin D supplements are actually ineffective as far as controlling blood pressure is concerned. Earlier many thought that Vitamin D supplements in fact were helpful in lowering blood pressure.
The study that has been carried in the latest issue of Journal JAMA analyzed blood pressure data of as many as 4,541. These peopleâ€™s data came from more than 45 clinical trials. Researchers who analyzed this treasure trove of data conclude that there is no correlation between Vitamin D supplements and blood pressure level.
Researchers have claimed that following this study, physicians shouldnâ€™t advise such people to use Vitamin D supplement as antihypertensive. Previously, a few researches claimed that Vitamin supplements significantly control blood pressure in human body.
Researchers are excited with the latest findings. David Agus, MD, while talking about the study says, People with higher blood pressure have lower vitamin D, so it was a logical trial to do, but it failed, and this is one of many trials that have failed with this vitaminâ€¦Seventy-five percent of Caucasians and 97 percent of African Americans are low in D, so I think and the community thinks we now have to reassess what is normalâ€.
He is of the view that the study is timely as many people take vitamin d supplements as antihypertensive. He goes on to add, â€œMore and more people are taking it â€” itâ€™s the second most taken vitamin in the country, behind multivitaminsâ€¦These data question what doctors are telling people to do. So I want people, if their doctor says you should be on vitamin D, I want you to say, â€˜Where is the data it will benefit me?â€™ And challenge for that dataâ€.