The Surprising Benefit of Eating Probiotics

The Surprising Benefit of Eating Probiotics

Now there’s yet another reason to grab a container of yogurt.

Probiotics already have a laundry list of health benefits, from helping to regulate the G.I. tract to boosting weight-loss efforts—and new research suggests that there may be another plus-side to loading up on the microorganisms: healthier blood pressure. People who consume probiotics tend to have lower blood pressures, according to a new study published in the journal Hypertension. Researchers analyzed nine key studies with a total of 543 participants, eight of which linked probiotic consumption to a reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP). Eight of the studies also reported a drop in diastolic blood pressure (DBP), although only two were clinically significant. Researchers noted a greater reduction in blood pressure if participants consumed multiple probiotics and suggested the benefits may be greater for those with higher baseline blood-pressure levels. Researchers say the improvement in blood pressure is on par with the reduction you’d get from cutting back your salt consumption by about two grams per day—and that it could be a key step toward improving cardiovascular benefits for the general public.

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

Posted on October 29, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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