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Oct 17, 2011

Medical School Review Grape Seed Extract lowers blood pressure and heart rate significantly

Scientists from School of Medicine in New Haven performed a systematic review of studies assessing the effects of Grape Seed Extract on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors. Nine randomized controlled clinical trials met the inclusion criteria. Grape Seed Extract significantly lowered systolic blood pressure from about -2 to -5 mm Hg on average and lowered the heart rate by -1 to -4 beets per minute. The study is published in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Grape Seed Extract lowers blood pressure in people with metabolic syndrome

A study by cardiovascular researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine shows that Grape Seed Extract lowers blood pressure in overweight people who have high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Grape Seed Extract at 150mg or 300mg a day lowered systolic blood pressure by 12 mm Hg on average and lowered diastolic pressure by 8 mm Hg on average vs. placebo. This study is published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Metabolism.