A Sunny Outlook for Blood Pressure

(Express.co.uk) — A LACK of sunlight can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease, research shows.

Low levels of vitamin D – which the body creates using sunlight – have been linked to stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, even in those who are otherwise healthy.

This can lead to vascular problems and high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease, say US scientists.

But when levels of vitamin D were increased, blood pressure fell, researchers from Emory and Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute in Atlanta found.


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