Navigation Links
Cut meat to cut blood pressure

British researchers in an attempt to find out how various eating styles were associated with differences in blood pressure, compared the blood pressures of meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. Their findings, which were published in Public Health Nutrition, showed how healthy eating habits could help lower high blood pressure. The researchers involved 11,000 adults// in the comparative study - some with high blood pressure and others with normal blood pressure levels - and each of them// was made to fill up a questionnaire which had questions about their eating habits, alcohol consumption, physical activity, smoking status, and medical history. The participants were then categorized into four groups according to their answers. The four groups were meat eaters, fish eaters (ate fish, but no meat), vegetarians (ate no fish or meat but did eat eggs and/or dairy products), and vegans (no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs). The volunteers were considered to have high blood pressure if they reported a physician's diagnosis or if they had ever been advised to make dietary changes due to high blood pressure.

Researchers found that the meat eaters had a higher blood pressure compared to vegans, and fish eaters and vegetarians were in the middle. These differences remained even after the researchers considered that the meat eaters tended to be older and heavier, two factors that increase the likelihood of high blood pressure. Body weight was found to play an important role in high pressure as the researchers found that even in those who did not report high blood pressure, the meat eaters showed a high blood pressure rate than those of vegans and the fish eaters and vegetarians who fell in the middle. And they found that these differences appeared to be related more to body weight rather than food choices.

In conclusion, the researchers listed the benefits of a vegetarian diet which contained lesser saturated fat when compared to meat. They also ad ded that irrespective of whether one's diet contains meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or none of these, one must make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. And if meat and dairy are consumed they should be of the lean and low-fat variety. Also, exercise and no smoking, combined with good eating habits could help lower cholesterol levels and body weight along with lowering blood pressure.


Related medicine news :

1. Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
2. Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research
3. H2O - a cure for low blood pressure
4. Uncontrolled blood pressure
5. Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure
6. Recouping blood flow after a stroke
7. Way to monitor blood pressure
8. Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels
9. Gene therapy - Aim to improve blood flow
10. New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness
11. Aggressive blood pressure treatment needed
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom ... of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result ... more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their ... Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a ... the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... BEIJING , June 24, 2016 Dehaier ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ... as "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to ... Under the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: