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By Mac Malikowski | April 26, 2013

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This week was all about revitalization, with fresher ingredients and warmer weather, we have very few excuses not to treat our bodies right. We looked into the many health benefits of the ever-faithful avocado, recovered from a big night out and put some of our favorite spring vegetables to the test. Here’s a recap: Read More

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Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Blood Pressure

By Carla F. Williams | April 22, 2013

vitamins, hypertension, african americans
vitamins, hypertension, african americans

Vitamin D a possible link to lower hypertension in African Americans? (Photo: colindunn)

The possibility that something as readily accessible as Vitamin D, aka “the Sunshine Vitamin,” might reduce blood pressure in African Americans is big news. With over 40% of all African Americans tussling with high blood pressure, Blacks have significantly higher rates of hypertension than other US populations along with lower levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol). A possible precursor to coronary artery disease (i.e. heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease or hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet), hypertension poses a clear public-health threat to the Black community. To date, there has been no definitive reason identified for the potentially life-threatening health disparity posed by this high level of hypertension. However, recent research presented in the American Heart Association’s journal, Hypertension, suggests that Vitamin D deficiency might play a specific role in the “mechanics” of hypertension among Blacks. Read More


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