Hypertension

Dietary Potassium Linked with Lower Blood Pressure

A new meta-analysis of several population studies has found that increasing dietary potassium may help with supporting healthier blood pressure levels.  Researchers looked at the link between blood pressure and dietary potassium, sodium and the ratio between potassium and sodium. Researchers found that the higher the dietary potassium, measured from dietary recall and urinary excretion,…

High Blood Pressure

Meta-Analysis Digs Deeper into Magnesium’s Potential to Lower Blood Pressure

A causal effect of magnesium supplementation for lowering blood pressure in adults was seen in a recent meta-analysis. Data from 34 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials was reviewed.  Over 2,000 individuals, including normo-tensive and hypertensive people, between the ages of 18 and 84 were included in these trials. Study participants received either a 368 mg/day magnesium…

Chromium May Lower Diabetes Risk

Chromium May Lower Diabetes Risk: According to new research people supplementing with chromium, a trace mineral, may be less likely to develop Type-2 Diabetes. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was analyzed.  Researchers concluded that the odds of having Type 2 diabetes were reduced in people who had consumed supplements containing chromium…