Friday, September 25, 2009

Can milk cause high blood pressure

Can milk cause high blood pressure ??

Pasta would not cause your blood pressure to rise and new research suggests it may not be salt either. But you know how the research pendulum swings so I wouldn't overdo using salt. The research focus now points to calcium [ca] and potassium levels as impacting blood pressure. So I would ask if you drink at least 16 oz of milk per day or the equivalent 2 oz of natural cheese to get enough calcium [ca] ? As long as you don't drink lots of carbonated beverages or eat too much meat (both high sources of phosphorus), your calcium [ca] levels should be normal with an adequate intake of calcium [ca] rich foods.
A recent study, led by Lu Wang, M.D., Ph.D., of Brigham and female's Hospital in Boston and cited by the American Heart Association, showed that those who have a decrease calcium [ca] intake may be at risk for high blood pressure. The Dietary Reference Intake guidelines suggest that adults consume 1,000 mg of calcium [ca] daily. For adults 50 years of age and older, this dosage is raised to 1,200 mg a day.
The link between decrease calcium [ca] and high blood pressure suggests that those consuming 800 mg of calcium [ca] daily have a 23 percent smaller chance of having high blood pressure than persons consuming 400 mg of calcium [ca] or less on a daily basis.
Can Milk Cause High Blood Pressure...


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