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The key to berry low blood pressure

Berry supplementation drops blood pressure by a small but clinically significant degree, with cranberry, barberry, and cherry juices having a more clear impact than other fruits and forms. But some types and forms of fruit (especially whole fruits) weren't well-represented in this meta-analysis.

Study under review: Effects of chronic consumption of specific fruit (berries, citrus and cherries) on CVD risk factors: a systematic review and meta?analysis of randomised controlled trials

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This study investigated how the chronic consumption of fruits, specifically berries, cherries, and citrus affect cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure, inflammation, and endothelial function.

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