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Dr. Pete Miller Studies Vitamin C and Blood Pressure

Dr. MillerThe Welch Center’s associate professor Edgar R. (Pete) Miller is the last-named author of an article on vitamin C supplementation now available online and that will appear in print in the May 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The article, titled “Effects of Vitamin C Supplementation on Blood Pressure: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” is a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials published between 1966 and 2011 that examined the effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure in humans.

The study concluded that vitamin C supplements reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in short-term trials. The report’s conclusions point to the potential value of undertaking long-term trials of vitamin C supplementation.

Dr. Miller’s co-authors on the article are the Welch Center’s faculty members Dr. Eliseo Guallar and Dr. Lawrence Appel. In addition, Dr. Miller’s trainee, MD and PhD student Stephen Juraschek, was the first-named author. Click on the article’s title above to access the full text.


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