High Blood Pressure Cut by Whole Grain Diet, Aberdeen University Study

Published: Dec 10, 2010

Scotsman -- EATING oats and wholemeal bread can lower dangerous high blood pressure as effectively as taking an anti-hypertension drug, according to a Scottish study published today. Aberdeen University researchers monitored more than 200 volunteers and found that eating three portions a day of wholegrain oats or wheat - in ordinary supermarket-bought products - cut blood pressure by as much as six points a day, reducing the risk of heart attacks by 15 per cent and strokes by 25 per cent.

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