Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blueberries for Blood Pressure

A study of 40 postmenopausal women with hypertension showed that after two months, those who ate the equivalent of a cup of blueberries a day had lower blood pressure (5%  systolic and 6% diastolic).  In the treated patients, nitric oxide was increased, which might be the mechanism, since the latter is known to relax arterial blood pressure.

See Johnson, SA at Florida State Univ, the lead author for an article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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