Effects of minerals, antioxidants, and micronutrients on blood pressure

Edgar R Miller, Stephen P. Juraschek

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Abstract

Dietary recommendations for the prevention and treatment of hypertension are based on compelling evidence from clinical trials. Notably, the DASH and OmniHeart trials showed impressive blood pressure (BP) reductions with improved quality of diet [1,2]. These effects were seen in the setting of isocaloric feeding and xed sodium intake. Many constituents of diets may account for the BP-lowering effects, yet minerals and antioxidants contained in diets high in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy seem to be particularly relevant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition, Lifestyle Factors, and Blood Pressure
PublisherCRC Press
Pages25-56
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781439830765
ISBN (Print)9781138199194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Miller, E. R., & Juraschek, S. P. (2012). Effects of minerals, antioxidants, and micronutrients on blood pressure. In Nutrition, Lifestyle Factors, and Blood Pressure (pp. 25-56). CRC Press.