Friday, October 5, 2012

Cranberry Juice May Modestly Lower Blood Pressure.

MedPage Today Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/21, Phend) reports, "Cranberry juice modestly lowers blood pressure in healthy adults when consumed daily, a carefully controlled trial showed." Investigators found that "systolic and diastolic blood pressure both fell by an average 3 mm Hg with two 8-oz. glasses a day for eight weeks." The researchers reported that "the effect was significant compared with placebo for diastolic pressure, with a trend for systolic reduction as well." The findings were presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research meeting.

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