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Eating yogurt daily can help women control BP

After reading this, women may want to add yogurt in their diet.

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Publish Date: Mar 8 2016 1:51PM | Updated Date: Mar 8 2016 1:51PM

Eating yogurt daily can help women control BP

 After reading this, women may want to add yogurt in their diet.

 
A recent study has revealed that its daily consumption can help them reduce risk of high blood pressure.
 
Researcher Justin Buendia from Boston University said that including yogurt to healthy diet help reduce long-term risk of high blood pressure in women.
 
His team analysed data on participants in two Nurses' Health Study cohorts (NHS and NHS II), mostly women who were between 25-55 years of age, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, most of them were men between 40-75 years old.
 
During 18 to 30 years of follow-up, they documented 74,609 new cases of high blood pressure in three study groups. 
 
After fine-tuning for other risk factors and diet, they found ladies from the two NHS groups who ate five or more servings of yogurt per week , as against those consuming one serving per month, had about a 20 percent reduction in risk of developing high blood pressure, which was significant.
 
In this study, men had much lower intakes of yogurt than women and, as a result effects of regular yogurt intake were weaker.
 
Researchers also noted that servings of cheese and milk each day also had positive effects on blood pressure "although the effects of yogurt seemed stronger than other forms of dairy, Buendia added.
 
Study was presented at American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.