Yoghurt helps lower women's blood pressure

WOMEN who eat yoghurt regularly are significantly less likely to develop high blood pressure, a large US study shows.

Researchers from Boston University looked at three population cohorts, identifying 75,000 new cases of high blood pressure with up to 30 years of follow-up.

Women who reported eating five or more portions of yoghurt had a 20% lower risk for high blood pressure compared with those who ate less than one portion a month, after controlling for a range of demographic, behavioural and dietary factors.

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