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Eat Your Blueberries Daily

March 3, 20159 min
Daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness. How many blueberries do you need to eat daily to get these effects?Postmenopausal women have a high prevalence of hypertension and often develop arterial stiffness thereby increasing cardiovascular disease risk. Although anti-hypertensive drug therapies exist, increasing numbers of people prefer natural therapies. In vivo studies and a limited number of clinical studies have demonstrated the anti-hypertensive and vascular-protective effects of blueberries.Daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness. How many blueberries do you need to eat daily to get these effects?Do you need a whole package or is a handful enough?John P. Higgins, MD is here to discuss all the health benefits of daily blueberry consumption.

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