Skimmed Milk Cuts Blood Pressure

GENERAL - Drinking a glass of skimmed milk a day can cut blood pressure by up to a third, study finds.
calendar icon 3 June 2009
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The study found middle-aged men and women who consumed lots of healthy dairy products, such as skimmed milk and low-fat yogurts, were much less likely to have high blood pressure later in life, says the Telegraph.

The research, carried out in the Netherlands, is not the first to link dairy goods with a healthy heart.

According to the Telegraph report, experts now think minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium – all found in milk – could play a vital role in protecting against high blood pressure, or hypertension.

Around 270,000 people a year in the UK suffer a heart attack and high blood pressure – which affects one in five people – is a major risk factor.

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