Cherry juice re­duces high blood pres­sure

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Drink­ing cherry juice can sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce high blood pres­sure, par­tic­u­larly in males with early hy­per­ten­sion, to a level com­pa­ra­ble to that achieved by med­i­ca­tion, new re­search has found.

High blood pres­sure if left un­treated, in­creases risk of heart at­tack, heart fail­ure, kid­ney dis­ease, stroke or de­men­tia.

Raised blood pres­sure is the lead­ing cause of deaths from heart dis­eases, yet rel­a­tively small re­duc­tions in blood pres­sure can have a large im­pact on mor­tal­ity rates, Keane added in the pa­per pub­lished in The Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nutri­tion.

Drink­ing cherry juice helps re­duce blood pres­sure. Raised BP is the lead­ing cause of deaths from heart dis­eases.

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