Vegetarian diet and blood pressure levels: incidental or causal association?

@article{Beilin1988VegetarianDA,
  title={Vegetarian diet and blood pressure levels: incidental or causal association?},
  author={Lawrence J Beilin and Ian L Rouse and Bruce Konrad Armstrong and Barrie M. Margetts and Robert Vandongen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1988},
  volume={48 3 Suppl},
  pages={806-10}
}
Evidence that nutrients other than the major cations may influence blood pressure levels stems from studies of acculturated vegetarians and from randomized controlled dietary trials. Earlier studies of vegetarians focused on religious groups and on vegans, making it difficult to know whether their lower blood pressures were due to diet per se or to other aspects of lifestyle. Seventh-day Adventist vegetarians showed significantly less hypertension and lower blood pressures compared with Mormon… CONTINUE READING
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