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Association between Legume Consumption and Risk of Hypertension in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Norfolk Cohort

Loading our plates with legumes may tip the odds of preventing hypertension in our favor.

This study assessed how the rate of consumption of legumes affects the incidence of hypertension in men and women. Researchers monitored the dietary preferences and regularly measured the blood pressure of 7,522 European men and women over a 3-year period.

Researchers discovered that daily intake of 55-70 grams of legumes decrease a participant's risk of having hypertension by as much as 43%. This study affirmed that a high legume diet is a viable dietary weapon that can be deployed to fight off hypertension.

Research Summary Information

  • 2022
  • Michael Hartley, Claire L Fyfe, Nicholas J Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Alexandra M Johnstone, Phyo K Myint
  • Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK. The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK. MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge CB2 9SL, UK. Clinical Gerontology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 1TA, UK. Aberdeen Cardiovascular & Diabetes Centre, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK.
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