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Mar232011

Study Shows Cereal Lowers Blood Pressure

Medioimages/Photodisc(BOSTON) -- It turns out cereal could offer a surprising health benefit for men.

A bowl of cereal a day can help keep high blood pressure away. A study of more than 13 thousand men found those who regularly ate cereal for breakfast, especially whole grain cereal, had a 20 percent lower risk of developing chronic hypertension.

The lead researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, says whole grain cereal along with low sodium intake and exercise, can really cut your risk of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the nation. 

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