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Vitamin D: New implications for mood and blood pressure

Puglisi, Janis P. APRN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000437575.76024.a6
Feature: VITAMINS: CE Connection

Abstract: This article reviews the 2011 guidelines for the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency as well as the research literature evidencing an association between vitamin D, blood pressure and depression. Studies reveal an association between vitamin D levels and both systolic blood pressure and depression.

This article reviews the 2011 Endocrine Society guidelines for the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency as well as research literature indicating an association between vitamin D levels, blood pressure, and depression. Several new studies purport beneficial effects of vitamin D when serum levels are sufficient.

Janis P. Puglisi is a family nurse practitioner in primary/urgent care at General Medical Clinic, Greensboro, NC. The author is conducting dissertation research exploring the effects of vitamin D, inflammation, and blood pressure upon adults with coronary artery disease.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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