Dietary fiber and blood pressure

High-fiber diets have been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure. A group of patients with high blood pressure were given 7 grams of additional fiber per day over a three-month period. They showed reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels, and lower cholesterol levels. (The Lancet 2:622-623, September 12, 1987)

Copyright 1987 Phylis A Austin

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