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Average drop in blood pressure of 5 mm Hg systolic, 3 mm Hg diastolic on a low-carbohydrate diet
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The average drop in blood pressure in people on a low-carbohydrate diet was 5 mm Hg systolic and 3 mm Hg diastolic according to a analysis of 17 low-carbohydrate studies which involved a total of 1,141 obese patients.
Santos FL, Esteves SS, da Costa Pereira A, Yancy WS, and Nunes JP. Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors. Obes Rev 2012; published early on-line.
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Dr JPL Nunes
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Alameda Prof. Hernani Monteiro
4200 Porto, Portugal
W. S. Yancy, Jr
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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