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Daily Consumption Of Lots Of Whole Grains Wards Off High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

July 1, 2009: 07:38 AM EST
Eating a lot of whole grains daily helps reduce the risk of hypertension, according to a U.S. study. Researchers examined the health histories of 31,684 men ages 40 to 75 without hypertension, cancer, stroke or heart disease beginning in 1986. After 18 years, 9,227 developed high blood pressure. But men in the top fifth of whole grain consumption (averaging 52 grams a day) were 19 percent less likely than the men in the bottom fifth (averaging 3 grams a day) to develop hypertension. “These findings have implications for future dietary guidelines and prevention of hypertension,” the researchers concluded.
Alan J Flint, Frank B Hu, et al., "Whole grains and incident hypertension in men", The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 01, 2009, © The American Society for Clinical Nutrition
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