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Dairy may reduce blood pressure

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Canadean Limited, a U.K.-based beverage market research firm, reports on its website that a study has found that people who consume a lot of healthy dairy drinks products may see lower blood pressure as they get older.

Canadean says a team at Waginengen University in The Netherlands found many middle-age dairy consumers could protect themselves against high blood pressure and related factors like hypertension.

Survey results


A survey of more than 2,000 male and female participants over the age of 55 suggests that the risk of developing high blood pressure was reduced by nearly 30 per cent after two years of people consuming healthy dairy products.

Dutch scientists, says Canadean, now claim that elements found in milk such as calcium and potassium could help reduce the risk of heart disease caused by high blood pressure.

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