Pota­toes and hy­per­ten­sion

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HIGHER IN­TAKE of pota­toes could in­crease the risk of de­vel­op­ing high blood pres­sure among women. Re­searchers fol­lowed over 187,000 men and women from three large US stud­ies for more than 20 years. They found that four or more serv­ings a week of baked, boiled, or mashed pota­toes were as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of hy­per­ten­sion, com­pared with less than one serv­ing a month in women, but not in men. Re­plac­ing pota­toes with non-starchy veg­etable could lower the risk of hy­per­ten­sion. The BMJ, May 17

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