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October 22, 2020 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

Flavanols Found in Fruit Help Lower Blood Pressure

Flavanols Found in Fruit Help Lower Blood Pressure
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A diet high in a phytonutrient group known as flavanols lowers blood pressure, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Researchers compared flavanol intake with blood pressure and other heart disease biomarkers in more than 25,000 participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) Norfolk study.

Those who consumed the highest amounts of flavanols from apples, berries, and other plant-based foods lowered their blood pressure more than those with the lowest intake.

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