Potatoes and high blood pressure: what you need to know

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Globally, more than a billion people suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure).

This puts them at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as heart attack and stroke.

CVDs are the leading cause of death worldwide—in the United States, one person dies from CVD every 36 seconds.

A balanced diet and nutrients are an essential way to protect people against high blood pressure.

The previous study shows that dairy foods, especially yogurt, may be capable of reducing blood pressure.

This is because dairy foods contain a range of micronutrients, including calcium, magnesium and potassium, all of which are involved in the regulation of blood pressure.

This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about whether potatoes can increase the risk of high blood pressure and death.

If you care about blood pressure, please read studies about food that can help control your waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and pain medicine for headache that may effectively reduce high blood pressure.

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