EFFECT OF COCONUT WATER SUPPLEMENTATION ON BLOOD PRESSURE OF PRIMARY HYPERTENSIVE SUBJECTS.
Keywords:Hypertension, Systolic, diastolic blood pressure, Potassium, Tender Coconut water
To investigate the effect of Tender Coconut Water (TCW) on the blood pressure (BP) of Primary hypertensive subjects.
Materials and methods:
70 subjects were chosen at random for the 6-week intervention program. Forty subjects were selected as the experimental group and given 300ml per day for six weeks, while the control group was instructed to adhere to the same regimen. Both groups underwent an initial, two mid-intervention (every 15 days), and a final (post-intervention) blood pressure measurement. The obtained data was analyzed statistically.
The average systolic blood pressure of the experimental and control groups decreased from 145.8 mm Hg and 141 mm Hg, respectively, to 135.3 mm Hg and 140 mm Hg, respectively. The average diastolic blood pressure of the experimental and control groups decreased from 93.7 and 90.9 mmHg to 86.9 and 89.7 mmHg, respectively.
Regardless of the aetiology of hypertension, TCW has a beneficial effect on blood pressure. TCW contains a high concentration of potassium, which induces vasodilation and enhances endothelial function.
A complete medical and family history is recommended and should include values of blood pressure, risk factors, overall cardiovascular risk assessment, signs and symptoms of coexistent/hypertension illness, and symptoms of secondary hypertension.
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