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Research Shows That Plant-Based Diets Lower Blood Pressure

September 10, 2020

From the Everyday Health website

If you want to make dietary changes to lower your blood pressure and protect your heart, researchers have pinpointed a simple hack with tremendous benefits: Add more plants to your diet, like vegetables and whole grains, and cut back a bit on meat and dairy.

That’s the takeaway from a comprehensive new review by researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. While many studies have been published that have seen an association between a plant-based diet and better heart health, they’re mostly observational studies, so it is impossible to say if the diet caused better health outcomes.

But a new review, published July 23 in the Journal of Hypertension, looked only at clinical trials in which a test group was given a particular plant-based diet and a control group was given a more standard diet.

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