Plant-based diet shown to lower BP even with limited meat and dairy: Study


Team Udayavani, Jul 27, 2020, 3:24 PM IST

According to a recent study, consuming plant-based diet can lower blood pressure, even with consumption of small amounts of meat and dairy

It can also reduce your risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The study is published in the Journal of Hypertension, the research team conducted a systematic review of previous research from controlled clinical trials.

Researchers from the University of Warwick reviewed 41 previous studies on a variety of plant-based diets. They found that all the diets surveyed appeared to have health benefits for the participants, even if they still  sometimes ate meat and dairy.

It is said that higher consumption of plant-based diets, even with limited animal products, would cause a 14% reduction in strokes, 9% reduction in heart attacks and 7% reduction in overall mortality

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