Pistachios may reduce blood pressure in patients with dyslipidemia

Nut consumption is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality. Now, a recent study has found that a diet containing 1 serving per day of pistachios reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 4.8 mmHg compared with a control diet. Furthermore, 2 servings of pistachios per day helped reduce peripheral resistance and heart rate compared with the control diet.

Key Point: Pistachios as part of a healthful diet help could help reduce systolic blood pressure in dyslipidemic patients.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CVD will become the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020.

In the recently published study, researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated the effects of pistachios on flow-mediated dilation and blood pressure response to acute stress in dyslipidemic individuals. After 2 weeks on a typical Western diet (35% total fat and 11% saturated fat), 3 test diets were presented in counterbalanced order for 4 weeks each: a...

Log in or register for free to continue reading
Register Now For Free Already Registered? Log In
This entry was posted in Cardiovascular, Nutrition, Primary Care and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Volume: .

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.