Do whole-grain oat cereals reduce the need for antihypertensive medications and improve blood pressure control?

@article{Pins2002DoWO,
  title={Do whole-grain oat cereals reduce the need for antihypertensive medications and improve blood pressure control?},
  author={Joel J Pins and Daniela Geleva and Joseph M. Keenan and Christina Frazel and Patrick J. O'Connor and Linda M Cherney},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={353-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Our study compared 2 whole grain oat-based cereals with 2 refined grain wheat-based cereals to determine their effects on the need for antihypertensive medications in people with high blood pressure (BP). STUDY DESIGN This 12-week, randomized controlled parallel-group trial with = 6 weeks of voluntary follow-up was designed to investigate the antihypertensive effects of oats. After 4 weeks of baseline feeding, medication dose was maintained or reduced by half or completely… CONTINUE READING