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Vegetarian Diet Better Than Medication For Hypertension

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Do you have high blood pressure? Then a vegetarian diet may be just what you need. A new study suggests that switching to a plant-based diet may be better than medication for those with hypertension.

Approximately 1/3 of Americans have high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for heart attack, stroke and other related health problems. A reading of 120/80 or less is considered healthy.

Seven clinical trials containing 311 participants, and 32 observational studies, including 21,604 people, were analyzed by researchers from Japan and the Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington. The studies showed that vegetarians had lower blood pressure than their omnivore counterparts, which could be attributed to lower body mass indexes and diets higher in potassium and lower in saturated fats.

“Two-thirds of American adults are heavier than they should be,” Dr. Neal Barnard, a PCRM physician says, “It’s time for us to stop playing around as if this doesn’t matter.” He suggests people need dietary advice from their physicians so that unnecessary medical complications can be avoided.

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VIA LA Times 

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