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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Better Than Weight Loss Drug Orlistat at Lowering Blood Pressure With Weight Loss.

But when researchers looked at changes in blood pressure, they found nearly half of those who followed the low-carbohydrate group had their blood pressure medication decreased or discontinued during the study, compared to only 21% of those in the orlistat group.

Overall, systolic (the top number in a blood pressure reading) dropped an average of 5.9 points among the low-carb diet group, compared with an increase of 1.5 points in the orlistat group.

Researchers say weight loss itself typically produces a healthy reduction in blood pressure, but it appears that a low-carbohydrate diet has an additional blood pressure-lowering effect that merits further study.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like many of us on this blog when I started to low carb so many areas of my health improved.

It makes sense to eat food which is natural and has not been messed about.

Why were we allowed to be fooled into eating food which only makes us ill, then of course put on medication that can also make us ill?

Once pointed out to me it just made sense why was I so stupid?