Vitamin D cuts blood pressure and slashes risk of stroke and hear
MILLIONS of people could reduce their risk of high blood pressure by going out in the sunlight every day, says a report published today.
Scientists have found a direct link between a deficiency in vitamin D – caused by lack of exposure to the sun – and hypertension, which also raises the likelihood of stroke and heart attacks.
The worldwide study found that people with high concentrations of the “sunshine vitamin” had reduced blood pressure.
Scientists say there is a “strong case for food fortification with vitamin D to prevent some kinds of cardiovascular disease”.