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Sesame & Rice Bran Oil, Yogurt Help Blood Pressure - WebMD, 9/19/12 -
"The first study showed a sesame and rice bran oil
blend reduced blood pressure almost as well as a commonly used medication.
And the second study found that people who routinely eat yogurt are less
likely to develop high blood pressure ... In the yogurt study, about 2,000
adults without high blood pressure were followed for 14 years. The
researchers found that participants were 31% less likely to develop high
blood pressure if more than 2% of their daily calories came from yogurt"
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Sesame lignan may help control blood pressure - Nutra USA, 3/31/05 -
"sesamin, one of the lignans most abundant in sesame
seed and oil, helps to control high blood pressure"
Antihypertensive and antioxidant effects of dietary black sesame meal in
pre-hypertensive humans - Nutr J. 2011 Aug 9;10(1):82 -
"Twenty-two women and eight men (aged 49.8 +/- 6.6
years) with prehypertension were randomly divided into two groups, 15 subjects
per group. They ingested 2.52 g black sesame meal capsules or placebo capsules
each day for 4 weeks ... malondialdehyde (MDA) ... The results showed that
4-week administration of black sesame meal significantly decreased systolic BP
(129.3 +/- 6.8 vs. 121.0 +/- 9.0 mmHg, P < 0.05) and MDA level (1.8 +/- 0.6 vs.
1.2 +/- 0.6 micromol/L, P < 0.05), and increased vitamin E level (29.4 +/- 6.0
vs. 38.2 +/- 7.8 micromol/L, P < 0.01). In the black sesame meal group, the
change in systolic BP tended to be positively related to the change in MDA (R =
0.50, P = 0.05), while the change in diastolic BP was negatively related to the
change in vitamin E (R = -0.55, P <0.05)" - Note: An 8.3 point drop in
systolic seems impressive. That's about what you get from medication plus it's
systolic that most have a problem with.
Sesame ingestion affects sex hormones, antioxidant status, and blood lipids in
postmenopausal women - J Nutr. 2006 May;136(5):1270-5 -
"sesame ingestion benefits postmenopausal women by
improving blood lipids, antioxidant status, and possibly sex hormone status"
Impact of sesame oil on nifedipine in modulating oxidative stress and
electrolytes in hypertensive patients - Asia Pac J Clin Nutr.
"The consumption of sesame oil remarkably reduced
the (systolic and diastolic blood pressure from 166 +/- 4.2 and 101 +/- 3.1
to 134.2 +/- 3.4 and 84.6 +/- 3.0 respectively) blood pressure"
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