Friday, October 5, 2012
Cranberry Juice May Modestly Lower Blood Pressure.
MedPage Today (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.