Infants and young children with low Vitamin D levels may have a higher risk of hypertension in later childhood and adolescence. A new study published in the journal Hypertension of the American Heart Association shows.
In the case of babies with low Vitamin D levels, the risk for hypertension between the ages of six and 18 years of age was increased by 60 percent. High blood pressure in children has increased in recent years, and there is the risk that you disease later as an adult of a cardiovascular. "Our results suggest that Screening and treatment of Vitamin D deficiency with supplementation is during pregnancy and in early Childhood an effective approach to high blood pressure later in life senken", Dr. Guoying Wang, the lead author of the study said.
The researchers had 775 children from birth to 18. The age of the Boston Medical Center observed, and systolic blood pressure were examined. Most of them came from low-income urban areas, about two-thirds were African-Americans.
The body needs Vitamin D to bone image, in the end, calcium. The Vitamin is produced when the skin is exposed to sun light. It is also found in some foods, such as eggs, salmon and milk. It is already proven that Vitamin D also prevents Rickets, a disorder of bone metabolism that occurs in childhood. For infants in Germany, the daily administration of 500 IU of Vitamin is recommended is therefore, starting from the first week of life D.