The habit of eating vegetables and fruits proved to be many benefits for health, one of which is that it helps lower blood pressure.
The latest research experts from Japan indicated, a diet dominated by fruits andvegetable (vegetarian) can help control blood tensi.
Results of the review of the 7 clinical trials and research involving 39 22 thousandrespondents said, they are applying a vegetarian diet have much blood tensi lower than eating meat.
When dirata-rata, a decrease of tensi research it ranges between 5 to 7 millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg) for systolic, and between 2 and 5 mm/Hg to diastolic. Although the results are not large, but his descent is enough to reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Decrease in diastolic pressure of up to 5 mm Hg, according to experts, are associated with decreased risk of 9 percent deaths from coronary artery disease and a 14 percentlower risk of death from stroke.
Researchers say this pressure drop, regardless of the type of vegetarian diet maderespondents. If it's just eating vegetables, beans, fruit; or with fixed eating eggs, fish,and dairy products; or just mengindari meat; or vegan (completely avoids animal products including milk).
Researchers from the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, YokoYokoyama stated, not found a big difference statistically between the type ofvegetarian diet in this study. This may be due to the lack of special vegan research. As a result, investigators don't have strong data statistically to affect overall.
The study also did not reveal any nutrients, in a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressureplays a role. But researchers have some theories that refer to previous studies. Study shows low-sodium diet, and high potassium and proteins from plants, can lower blood pressure.
As many as 32 research results are reviewed compare only difference they are eating ornot eating meat. The study describes a relationship, and does not indicate the cause ofvegetable consumption may lower blood pressure. Only 7 specific research askedparticipants whether they eat meat or not. This study considered to have strongerevidence.
The combined overall results indicates, vegetarian diet is the major cause of decline inblood pressure than meat-eaters, without being influenced by other factors.
Nevertheless, one cardiologist believes, the results of the study, published in the journalJAMA Internal Medicine is still very early. He would still be waiting for the other supporting research before suggesting the patient completely to avoid dagung.
"Most of the data comes from the results of the study. In total, only 311 patients who follow the evaluation in clinical treatment with limited duration. This study requiresfurther study, "said Gregg Fonarow of the Division of Cardiology at UCLA, Los Angeles.