Protein, Fibre and Blood Pressure: Potential benefit of legumes

Y.P. Lee, Ian Puddey, J.M. Hodgson

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Abstract

1. Prevention of hypertension and improved blood pressure control can be achieved through dietary modification. In particular, population studies and randomised controlled trials have indicated a beneficial effect of both dietary protein and dietary fibre on level of blood pressure.2. A large population study indicates that an increase in 37 g/day of protein leads to a decrease in mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure by approximately 3 and 2.5 mmHg, respectively. This protective effect is independent of the source of dietary protein.3. Meta-analysis suggests that a fibre increase of approximately 17 g/day will decrease systolic blood pressure by 1.15 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.65 mmHg, with soluble fibre showing a stronger effect than insoluble fibre.4. Protein and dietary fibre may have additive effects to lower blood pressure. One feasible approach to increasing both protein and fibre in the daily diet could be through the incorporation of legumes, a protein- and fibre-rich food.5. This review assesses the evidence for effects of protein and fibre to reduce blood pressure and the potential of incorporation of legumes into the daily diet as a feasible approach to achieving such benefits for blood pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
JournalClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Lee, Y.P. ; Puddey, Ian ; Hodgson, J.M. / Protein, Fibre and Blood Pressure: Potential benefit of legumes. In: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 2008 ; Vol. 35. pp. 473-476.
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Protein, Fibre and Blood Pressure: Potential benefit of legumes. / Lee, Y.P.; Puddey, Ian; Hodgson, J.M.

In: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Vol. 35, 2008, p. 473-476.

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