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Am J Hypertens. 1995 Apr;8(4 Pt 1):429-32.

Serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol concentration in newly detected hypertension.

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Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Although blood concentrations of the active metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D are raised in hypertension, concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the main vitamin D metabolite, do not appear to have been reported in newly detected hypertension. Serum levels of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol were measured in 186 newly detected hypertensive patients (blood pressure > 160/95 mm Hg and never on antihypertensive medication) and normotensive controls individually matched by sex, age (+/- 2 years), ethnicity, and date of interview. Serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol levels were similar in cases (mean (SD) = 64 (21) nmol/L) and controls (67 (28) nmol/L, P = .20). We conclude that serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, a marker of body vitamin D, is normal in hypertension.

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