Vegetarian Diets Lower Blood Pressure?

A review of 32 studies published over the course of a century finds that adopting a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressurematteo_vegetarian (BP). The authors of the review add, “Further studies are required to clarify which types of vegetarian diets are most strongly associated with lower BP. Research into the implementation of such diets, either as public health initiatives aiming at prevention of hypertension or in clinical settings, would also be of great potential value.”
JAMA Internal Medicine, February 2014