Animal protein linked to high blood pressure in elderly people

(Food Consumer) —Eating meat may increase the risk of high blood pressure or hypertension, according to a study published in the Dec 2010 issue of Journal of Hypertension.

The study led by W. Altorf-van der Kuil of Wageningen University in Wageningen, The Netherlands and colleagues did not find an association between animal protein intake and risk of high blood pressure in the general population.  However, the researcher did find the association among those who aged at least 70 years.

The study was meant to examine the association between intakes of several types of proteins including total, plant, animal, dairy, meat, grain, fish fish, soy and nut protein, and incidence of hypertension in 2,241 people enrolled in the Rotterdam Study.

At baseline, all subjects aged 55 years or older were free of hypertension. During a 6-year follow-up, 2,113 cases of high blood pressures were identified.


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