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Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Sep 12;3(124):2022-4, 2026.

[Vitamin D and hypertension, is there a link?].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Division de néphrologie, Département de médecine interne, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.


The renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure. Recent research in mouse indicates that 1,25(OH)2D interacts with the renin-angiotensin system by decreasing the expression of the gene encoding renin. Thus, an adequate vitamin D level may be important for decreasing the cardiovascular risk associated with a high blood pressure. In this article, the link between vitamin D and the cardiovascular system is discussed in the light of most recent scientific data.

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