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Yogurt Eaters have lower blood pressure

Posted Sep 20 2012 9:18am

If you are a regular yogurt eater you are 31% less likely to have high blood pressureThe pressure of blood within the arteries.. This is the finding presented by the American Heart Association following a 15 year study on 2,000 volunteers. Furthermore, your systolic pressure (the top number), will also be lower.

This effect was seen in those volunteers who included at least 2% of their daily calories from yogurt, or at least a 1 six-ounce cup of low-fatOne of the three main food constituents (with carbohydrate and protein), and the main form in which energy is stored in the body. yogurt every three days. 

Which 'cultural' effect this relates to is probably another matter altogether. It would be interesting to know if the effect is directly related to the ingestion, specifically of the bacterial cultureThe growth within a laboratory of microbes, organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye.. On the other hand, the effect might simply be down to the fact that people who include a regular bowl of yogurt in their diets are also culturally predisposed to lower bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. pressure and are less stressed.

Source: Science Daily

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