Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Eating Vegetarian Diets

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  February 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM Lifestyle News
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Eating a vegetarian diet is associated with lower blood pressure (BP), and the same diet can also be used to lower the blood pressure, reveals a new study.
 Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Eating Vegetarian Diets
Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Eating Vegetarian Diets

Factors such as diet, body weight, physical activity and alcohol intake play a role in the risk of developing hypertension. Dietary modifications have been shown to be effective for preventing and managing hypertension.

The authors analyzed seven clinical trials and 32 studies published from 1900 to 2013 in which participants ate a vegetarian diet. Net differences in BP associated with eating a vegetarian diet were measured.

In the trials, eating a vegetarian diet was associated with a reduction in the average systolic (peak artery pressure) and diastolic (minimum artery pressure) BP compared with eating an omnivorous (plant and animal) diet.

In the 32 studies, eating a vegetarian diet was associated with lower average systolic and diastolic BP, compared with omnivorous diets.

The study was published in the journal JAMA.

Source: ANI

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