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The amount of cereal, specifically whole grain cereal, can significantly reduce the risk of high blood pressure, according to a recent Physicians Health Study.
The study analyzed data from more than 13,000 male physicians over a 16 year period. None of the men had high blood pressure at the beginning of the study.
The participants were grouped together by how much cereal they ate. The group who did not eat cereal was used as a control.
- The group who ate one or less servings a week saw an 8 percent lower high blood pressure risk
- Those who ate two to six servings a week saw a 16 percent lower risk
- Those who ate seven or more servings a week saw a 25 percent lower risk
Hmmm, may be tomorrow morning you should include a serving of whole grain cereal.