Whey protein Supplements Reduces Blood Pressure in People with Hypertension

    Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a silent killer that increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and kidney disease. It is typically treated with drugs that can have unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. Susan Fluegel and colleagues from Washington State University in Pullman found that whey protein supplements reduced resting blood pressure by 6 to 8 mmHg in people who had high blood pressure. The supplements had no effect on blood pressure in people without hypertension. Whey protein supplements are safe, effective and inexpensive, for reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension. (ScienceDaily, December 8, 2010; published online in International Daily Journal)