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Fat-free milk reduces blood pressure

Women who drink more fat-free milk lowered their risk of developing hypertension, according to a new report.

Women drinking more fat-free milk had higher levels of calcium and vitamin D than women who took supplements, as published in Hypertension the journal of the American Heart Association.

The fat-free milk study

Harvard researchers studied the diets of over 30,000 middle-aged and older women.

Women who drank two or more servings of fat-free milk each day reduced their risk for high blood pressure by up to 10%, compared to those drank fat-free milk only once a month.

Researchers conclusion

The researchers wrote in their article,

“Our study found that intakes of low-fat dairy products, calcium, and vitamin D were each inversely associated with risk of hypertension in middle-aged and older women, suggesting their potential roles in the primary prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular complications.”


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