Blood pressure regulation and vegetarian diets.
Hypertension affects approximately 50 million individuals in the United States and approximately 1 billion worldwide. Although heredity plays a role in blood pressure variability, diet and lifestyle exert considerable influence in blood pressure regulation. This report reviews the evidence of the relationship between a vegetarian diet and blood pressure regulation and presents data as to the putative mechanisms of action.
Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016, USA.
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Pub Type(s)Journal Article