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Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Eating Vegetarian Diets

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  February 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
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
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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.

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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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