International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Cardiology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016 | Rating: 6.6 / 10

Effect of Intake of Blueberries in Hypertensive Patients

Joshini Shanmugam [6] | Dr. Preetha S [3]

Abstract: Aim To study the effect of blueberry in control of blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Objective To find out whether blood pressure increases or decreases on the consumption of blueberries in 30 hypertensive patients for 2 weeks. Background Blueberry consumption has been shown to have various health benefits in humans. However, the effect of blueberries on blood pressure is not very much known. Other fruits and plant extracts have not produced the same result. They contain micronutrients with moderate levels. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other poly phenols and various photochemicals under preliminary research for their potential role in the human body. They are available as fresh or frozen fruit, pure, juice or dried fruits used for making jellies and jams. Reason This study was conducted to investigate the role of blueberry consumption in modifying of blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

Keywords: Blueberries, blood pressure, hypertensive, anthocyanins

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016,

Pages: 156 - 159

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