Pressure and Hypertension – Drinking low-fat Milk may help Lower Blood
June 27th, 2006
Harvard Medical School in Boston found that people who eat low-fat dairy
along with a low-fat diet had lowered their blood pressure more than if
they didn’t drink milk. The study was first reported in the July issue
of Hypertension which is published by the American Heart Association.
The systolic blood
pressure reading, which is the top number, was lower when the people
would eat low-fat dairy products. The higher the systolic number the
higher the risk for a person having heart disease.
consisted of collecting and analyzing data from 4,797 participants that
answered a food questionnaire. These participants are part of the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Family Heart Study.