Does a Vegan Diet Improve Blood Pressure?

Does eating a vegan diet improve your blood pressure? This meta-analysis reveals that, in terms of blood pressure control, eating a vegan diet is not significantly better than eating a calorie-restricted diet. In this video, AJM editor-in-chief Joseph S. Alpert discusses the findings in “The Effect of Vegan Diets on Blood Pressure in Adults: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” You can read the research in the July 2019 issue of the American Journal of Medicine, available at

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