BP Investigators note that mounting evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of hypertension. A recent study identified a possible mechanism by which vitamin D may support healthy blood pressure.

Researchers at the University of Chicago found that analogs of vitamin D inhibit the expression of renin, a kidney-produced hormone involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension, in both laboratory and animal studies. This suggests that vitamin D could affect blood pressure by inhibiting renin, which helps regulate blood pressure.


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