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Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Some encouraging news.

    Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

    By Alan Mozes
    HealthDay Reporter

    SUNDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Certain proteins found in the yellow garden pea appear to help lower blood pressure and delay, control or even prevent the onset of chronic kidney disease, at least in rats, a Canadian study has found.

    "What we seem to have here is sort of a natural approach to treating this disease, as opposed to the normal pharmacological approach," said the study's lead author, Rotimi E. Aluko, an associate professor in the department of human nutritional sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. "We're talking about an edible product, not a drug, which can help to reduce blood pressure and, at the same time, reduce the severely negative impact of kidney disease."

    Aluko and his colleagues were to present their findings Sunday at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Salt Lake City. The study was underwritten by several Canadian government entities.

    Kidney disease affects an estimated 13 percent of American adults, the authors noted, and is a notoriously difficult disease to treat, with most people eventually succumbing to cardiovascular complications from high blood pressure linked to kidney malfunction.

    - more at http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/2009032...oodpressure;_ylt=AplgyHXzmYVbGaxY0vVyYLPVJRIF
  2. EdSutton

    EdSutton New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    My Blood Pressure is currently 100/67. (I just checked, and that is actually about 5-7 points above where it normally runs, both top and bottom. No doubt it is slightly elevated due to the aggravation where the BB keeps logging me out.) :rolleyes:

    How much lower does the BP normally need to be?? :confused:

  3. Jon-Marc

    Jon-Marc New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
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    As far as I know, 100/67 is a bit low. but I could be wrong. Mine is never anywhere near that low, but my pills keep it down lower than it would be without them.

    I have never heard of or seen any yellow peas. Is that the color they are before they ripen?