Wholegrain in Diet Staves Off High Blood Pressure

A diet containing oats and wholemeal bread can lower high blood pressure in the same way as an anti- hypertension drug can.
Aberdeen University researchers have monitored 200 plus volunteers and discovered that consuming three portions a day of wholegrain oats or wheat a day can reduce blood pressure by up to six points a day, decreasing the risk of heart attacks by 15 per cent and strokes by a quarter.
This study is a forerunner in terms of being a well-designed clinical trial to test the theory that whole-grains can lower the likelihood of heart disease .
Study participants were served three servings of whole-grain foods per day, that is, wheat, or a combination of wheat and oats. The whole-grain diets were then compared with a diet consisting of the same amounts of refined cereals and white bread.

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