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Taking yogurt helps in controlling hypertension

Taking yogurt helps in controlling hypertension

A new study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions, conference in Washington, USA, has found out who has the most the custom of eating yogurt has lower systolic blood pressure and lower risk of developing hypertension. Systolic blood pressure is the measure that indicates the force with which blood presses the walls of the arteries when the heart is beating. The survey was conducted by Tufts University in the United States.

Experts followed 2,000 volunteers who had no hypertension for 15 years. During the review, everyone filled out questionnaires at three different times reporting their intake of low-fat yogurt. The food had already been associated with a healthy body weight and a lower body mass index (BMI).

The results showed that adding at least 170 grams of yogurt to the diet every 3 days can decrease the risk of developing hypertension by up to 31% provided that at least 2% of the individual's daily energy intake comes from that food. In addition, systolic blood pressure dropped significantly compared to those who did not consume yogurt.

Hypertension is a silent condition, meaning it begins to show symptoms only when the patient's condition is already at an advanced stage. It attacks the blood vessels, heart, brain and eyes. It can also cause paralysis of the kidneys. The problem is diagnosed when the pressure stays above 140 by 90 mmHg with frequency.

Prevents and controls hypertension

The greatest cause of death in Brazil is due to the known cardiovascular diseases and in more than half of the cases, hypertension favors these problems. Here are tips for preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

Practice

Walking can be the key to reducing the risk of developing blood pressure. This was pointed out by a survey of the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto (FMRB). According to the study, the activity not only reduces the pressure but still maintains the drop in the next 24 hours.

Reduce salt intake

Drinking too much salt promotes fluid retention, which increases pressure on the body's arteries . Avoid frozen, seasoned spices and take the salt shaker off the table.

Lose weight

Accumulation of fat, especially in the waist, favors the development of hypertension. The measure of the male abdomen should not exceed 102 cm and female size 88 cm.

Moderate in alcohol

Alcohol is also a villain in blood pressure, so moderation is fundamental when it comes to drinking. Thus the intake should be limited to 30 grams and alcohol per day, which corresponds to 600 ml of beer, 250 ml of wine and 60 ml of distillates.


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