2/25/2014

A review of 39 studies that included about 22,000 people found that those who ate a vegetarian diet generally had lower blood pressure readings than those who did not, Japanese researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Alice Lichtenstein of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University said the findings are encouraging, but until sodium intake and lifestyle factors are taken into account, the results cannot solely be linked to a vegetarian diet.

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