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The positive effects from probiotics on diastolic blood pressure were greatest in people whose blood pressure was equal to or greater than 130/85, which was considered elevated. Consuming probiotics for less than eight weeks didn't lower systolic or diastolic blood pressure.
It was also established that probiotics with multiple bacteria lowered blood pressure more than those with single bacteria.
She further explained that probiotics might help lower blood pressure by having other positive effects on health, like improving total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol; reducing blood glucose and insulin resistance; and by helping to regulate the hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance.
Additional studies would be required before doctors could confidently recommend probiotics for high blood pressure control and prevention.
The research is published in the
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