Calcium Metabolism and Arterial Pressure Regulation in Humans

  • D. A. McCarron
  • E. W. Young
  • R. D. Bukoski
  • C. D. Morris
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This chapter summarizes the current status of several aspects of the relationship between calcium metabolism and blood pressure control. These include epidemiological evidence linking dietary calcium intake to blood pressure status and the results of clinical intervention trials intended to lower blood pressure by increasing calcium intake in humans. In addition, the potential mechanisms by which dietary calcium lowers blood pressure will be considered. We conclude with speculation as to clinical situations associated with an increased risk of hypertensive heart disease in which calcium metabolism may emerge as an important pathophysiologic and/or therapeutic consideration.


Calcium Intake Calcium Supplementation Dietary Calcium Blood Pressure Response Calcium Metabolism 
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  • D. A. McCarron
  • E. W. Young
  • R. D. Bukoski
  • C. D. Morris

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