Lack of vitamin D, Caution Hypertension
The results of the study presented in the meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago is well put in a group of adolescent girls at risk for hypertension due to lack of intake of vitamin D.
Researchers in Michigan, U.S., 559 women testing data that began in 1992, found that those who are deficient in vitamin D had hypertension 15 years later. “Our results indicate long-term risk of vitamin D deficiency are hypertensive at the age of around 30’s,” said Flojaune Griffin, from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA.
Besides produced naturally by the body that comes from exposure to sunlight, vitamin D can also be found in fish, dairy products, and supplements. Vitamin D deficiency is now not only associated with healthy bones and teeth but also the risk of cancer, immune problems, and respiratory diseases.
Currently almost half the population in the world are deficient in vitamin D. The experts argued, this problem will get worse if the person is working more in the room. People of African-Americans are also considered at risk of vitamin D deficiency because dark skin makes them more difficult body to absorb ultraviolet light.