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Hypertension - Vegetarian Diet Health

Hypertension - Vegetarian Diet Health

 Hypertension - Vegetarian Diet Health

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can contribute to heart disease, strokes and kidney failure.

  1. A number of studies have shown vegetarians to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians.
  2. A vegetarian diet has also been shown to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

Sources include:

  • Armstrong, B. (1977) Blood pressure in Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians. Am Jnl Epidemiology v.105 p.444-9
  • Margetts, B M et al. (1986) Vegetarian diet in mild hypertension: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ v.293 p.1468-71.
  • Sacks, F M et al. (1974) Blood pressure in vegetarians. Am Jnl Epidemiology v.100 p.390-8.

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