QualityCounts.com  
Home iHerb Int Antiaging Sys LEF at Amazon LEF at LEF Amazon.com Contact
 Newsletter Archive
 Newsletter via RSS Feed
 Research on Supplements
 Health Conditions
 Anti-aging Recommendations
 Insulin and Aging
 QualityCounts.com in Time
 Longevity Affiliates:
 iHerb
 Int. Anti-aging Systems
 Puritan's Pride
 Vitamin Shoppe
 Vital Choice Seafood
 
Please support this website by purchasing via the links on the website.

Home > Anti-aging Research > Sesame

Sesame Seed

Specific Recommendations:

News & Research:

  • 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" - See sesame seed oil at Amazon.com and rice bran oil at Amazon.com.
  • 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"

Abstracts:

  • 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. 2004;13(Suppl):S107 - "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"
  QualityCounts.com Anti-aging Newsletter
Newsletter Sign-up
Add to Netvibes

Netvibes basic (free)

Join QualityCounts.com on Facebook