Calcium senkt Bluthochdruck

Calcium supplementation on normotensive and hypertensive pregnant women.

Diese Studie untersuchte die Wirkung von Calcium als Nahrungsergänzungsmittel auf Bluthochdruck.
An der Studie nahmen schwangere Frauen mit normalem und mit hohem Blutdruck teil.
Die Frauen nahmen über einen Zeitraum von 20 Wochen täglich entweder ein Placebo oder 1.000 mg Calcium ein.
Die Ergebnisse zeigten, dass bei den Frauen, die täglich Calcium erhielten, der Blutdruck deutlich verringert werden konnte.

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The force with which blood is pressed against blood vessel walls represents the measurable blood pressure. The level of our blood pressure is directly dependent on various factors, in particular on the pumping force of the heart, the blood volume, and the elasticity of the blood vessels. Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. It can be caused by a too strong pumping function of the heart – which generally leads to an increased upper (systolic) blood pressure value. More frequently, the lower (diastolic) blood pressure value is elevated, a condition that is generally caused by a “spasm” (contraction) of the (smooth) muscle cells of the artery walls, causing the narrowing of the blood vessel diameter and the rise of the (diastolic) pressure. The most frequent cause of this artery spasm is a chronic deficiency of micronutrients in billions of artery wall cells. If high blood pressure conditions persist for a long time, they can lead to damage in other organs, including strokes, coronary heart disease, failure of the kidneys, eyes and other organs.
Knight KB, Keith RE.
Calcium supplementation on normotensive and hypertensive pregnant women.
Am J Clin Nutr. 1992 Apr;55(4):891-5.


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