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nightsurfer on 2009-08-26Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of incident hypertension among young women.
Forman JP, Curhan GC, Taylor EN.
Hypertension. 2008 Nov;52(5):828-32. Epub 2008 Oct 6.
Women in the lowest compared with highest quartile of plasma 25(OH)D had an adjusted odds ratio for incident hypertension of 1.66 (95% CI: 1.11 to 2.48; P for trend=0.01). Compared with women with sufficient levels, those with vitamin D deficiency (<30 ng/mL; 65.7% of the study population) had a multivariable odds ratio of 1.47 (95% CI: 1.10 to 1.97). Plasma 25(OH)D levels are inversely and independently associated with the risk of developing hypertension.