Blood Pressure

Onion Skin Extract Lowers Blood Pressure

People suffering from hypertension may benefit from taking a dietary supplement made from onion skins. Researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany, studied the effects of taking a dietary supplement of the polyphenol quercetin, which is derived from onion skins, on blood pressure in overweight-and-obese patients with pre-hypertension and stage I hypertension. A total of …

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Whole wheat and wheat bran foods are abundant dietary sources of insoluble fiber. GS Aljuraiban, from Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 2,195 men and women, ages 40 to 59 years, enrolled in the INTERnational study on MAcro/micronutrients and blood Pressure (INTERMAP) study.  During four visits, the team collected blood …

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