7 Whey beverages decrease blood pressure in prehypertensive and hypertensive young men and women
Whey beverages decrease blood pressure in prehypertensive and hypertensive young men and women
Susan M.Fluegela Terry D.Shultza Joseph R.Powers Stephanie Clark Celestina Barbosa-Leiker Bruce R.Wright Timothy S.Freson Heidi A.Fluegela Jonathan D.Mincha Lance K.Schwarzkopf Ashley J.Miller Michael M.Di Filippo
Whey protein beverages reduced blood pressure in young men and women in a six week controlled intervention.
There were no differences in systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), or mean arterial pressure (MAP) observed between groups consuming 28 g per day of either hydrolyzed or non-hydrolyzed whey protein in a beverage.
However, in young adults with elevated DBP and SBP, whey beverage consumption significantly decreased SBP, DBP, and MAP by 8.0, 8.6, and 6.4 mm Hg, respectively (P ≤ 0.001 for all comparisons).
In subjects with elevated SBP only, SBP significantly decreased by 3.8 mm Hg (P ≤ 0.04) after the whey beverage intervention.
Subjects with normal blood pressure had no change in SBP, DBP, and MAP.
Whey beverages also significantly decreased total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations (P ≤ 0.001 and 0.05, respectively).
Whey protein beverages may be useful for the dietary treatment of prehypertension and/or stage 1 hypertension.