Black Tea Lowers the Rate of Blood Pressure Variation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports an association between black tea consumption and  high blood pressure reduction during the night. In this trial, 111 participants were studied and assigned to either consume 3 cups of black tea per day or flavonoid-free caffeine-matched beverage. Blood pressure readings along with other vital signs were monitored throughout the day. Results of the study conclude that compared to control group, the subjects that consumed black tea had significant reduction in their blood pressure. What beverages to you typically recommend to reduce blood pressure? What other lifestyle changes can patients consider to improve their cardiovascular health?

 

For additional information, please go to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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