Vitamin D supplements could help high blood pressure

Vitamin D supplements might be a cheap and effective way to treat high blood pressure, scientists have said, after a study uncovered the best evidence yet of a link between vitamin levels and hypertension.
The benefits of vitamin D for patients with high blood pressure has been suggested before, but evidence has been sketchy. In a new study, scientists were able to determine whether low levels of vitamin D had a causal link with high blood pressure more reliably than ever before, by measuring genetic variations which affect a person’s vitamin D levels, and measuring them against blood pressure.
The research, published in The Lancet medical journal today looked at data on more than 146,000 patient records from Europe and North America.
They found that for each 10 per cent increase in vitamin D concentration, the chance of likelihood of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, decreased by eight per cent.