Consistent consumption of fruits and vegetables may help cut down the risk of developing hypertension.
The objective of this study was to analyzed prospective cohort studies that investigated the association between fruit and vegetable intake and the odds of developing hypertension. A total of 7 studies involving 185676 subjects were included in this meta-analysis.
The research team discovered that subjects on diets rich in fruits and vegetables had less chances of suffering from hypertension compared to subjects who ate little amounts or completely avoided fruits and vegetables. The risk of hypertension was found to decrease by 1.9% for each serving of fruits consumed per day and 1.2% for each serving of a combined portion of fruits and vegetables consumed per day. The findings of this study support the notion that increased intake of fruits and vegetables may improve an individual's chances of beating hypertension.