Navigation Links
Low-Fat Dairy Reduces High Blood Pressure Risk
Date:3/11/2008

Meals Matter Website Offers Stress-Free Ways to Add Dairy Daily

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing the risk of high blood pressure may be as simple as drinking low-fat milk with meals, according to new research.

Women over age 45 who regularly consumed three or more daily servings of low-fat dairy products were 11 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure. Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston attributed the benefit to food sources of calcium and vitamin D because the preventative effect was not evident in participants taking dietary supplements. Study results appeared in the February 7, 2008, special edition of the journal Hypertension (http://hyper.ahajournals.org).

"High blood pressure is known as a 'silent killer' that affects one in three adults, and while this study offers promise for reducing those numbers, less than one-quarter of adults eat enough low-fat dairy products to benefit," said Andrea Garen, M.A., R.D., project manager at Dairy Council of California. "Making small, simple changes over time, such as eating low-fat yogurt for breakfast or drinking milk with meals, can increase calcium and vitamin D intake in a sustainable way."

Garen suggests using the interactive Calcium Quiz (http://www.mealsmatter.org/EatingForHealth/Tools/cq.aspx) available on the Meals Matter website, http://www.mealsmatter.org, to assess current calcium intake and then explore the searchable database for calcium-rich recipes that make it easier to add low-fat dairy foods every day. When part of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats, regular dairy consumption can reduce the risk of osteoporosis, prevent certain cancers and help maintain a healthy weight.

Sponsored by Dairy Council of California and staffed by registered dietitians, Meals Matter is a free, online family nutrition and meal-planning website. For more information, please visit http://www.mealsmatter.org or http://www.dairycouncilofca.org.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Andrea Garen, M.A., R.D. https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=55338


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dairy Council of California
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Media availability: low-fat dietary pattern may lower risk of ovarian cancer
2. Low-Carb Diets Better Than Low-Fat Diets at Preventing Diabetes
3. The Low-Fat Diet is Fueling Our Rate of Obesity, Says Researcher Phoenix Gilman
4. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy
5. IDFA: Dairy Processors Urge Further Review of Cloning
6. New study: Pine bark reduces perimenopausal symptoms
7. Different method of evaluating the urinary tract system reduces radiation dose
8. Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients
9. New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children
10. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
11. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... A ... citizens who visit a doctor for colds or respiratory issues that are not responsive ... excessive time pressure on doctors may be largely responsible for the problem both in ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... Most ... for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that ... developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... The Radiology ... to focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory concerns impacting RBMA ... Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, at the Ritz-Carlton, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s ... sharing bold recipes for Memorial Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your ... Head fresh sliced meats and cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... publication this week that is focusing on the Peace Agreements being discussed by President ... East sprint in a race to try to speed up peace talks in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/8/2017)... May 8, 2017 MACRA replaces the ... fee for service reimbursement. Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 ... 1.       The Market for MIPS Compliance Technology is ... physician practices with 3 or more clinicians seek to ... Q4. "Given the magnitude of the changes, the hunt ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... May 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna ... the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal ... treat neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna announced today ... Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald ... MPH; and Professor James Giordano , PhD. ...
(Date:5/4/2017)...  A new tight-tolerance microextrusion medical tubing product ... is being launched by Natvar, a Tekni-Plex company. ... recent years to service a wide variety of ... expensive materials such as glass and fluoropolymers have ... their ability to consistently hold tolerances. This is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: