Last week new research was published into the effect of dairy consumption on the blood pressure of overweight middle-aged men and women.
Fifty-two people participated in the study.
There were two diets – the High Dairy Diet (HDD) and the Low Dairy Diet (LDD)
- HDD (6 or 5 reduced-fat dairy portions for men and women, respectively)
- LDD (≤1 dairy portion per day)
The participants ate each of the diets for six weeks and had their blood pressure tested at specific points during that period.
The results showed that an HDD results in a reduction of both systolic and diastolic BP in overweight middle-aged men and women.
The research was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Effect of high compared with low dairy intake on blood pressure in overweight middle-aged adults: results of a randomized crossover intervention study
by Susan Rietsema, Coby Eelderink, Monica L Joustra, Iris M Y van Vliet, Marco van Londen, Eva Corpeleijn, Cecile M Singh-Povel, Jan M W Geurts, Jenny E Kootstra-Ros, Ralf Westerhuis, Gerjan Navis and Stephan J L Bakker
See the original research by clicking this link https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqz116/5522768