Vegetarians Have Lower Blood Pressure

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Vegetarians Have Lower Blood Pressure

February 24, 2014

Vegetarian diets support a healthy blood pressure, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers identified 39 studies which analyzed the dietary choices and blood pressures of adults. Vegetarian diets were associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures, compared with omnivorous diets. This review is consistent with other studies and stresses the significance of a dietary approach to preventing and reducing the risk for hypertension.

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Yokoyama Y, Nishimura K, Barnard ND, et al. Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: a meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. Published online February 24, 2014.

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