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Sesame is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, fibre, phytosterol and lignans, which may all contribute to reduce blood pressure. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compile controlled trials assessing the effects of sesame consumption on blood pressure.

 

Sesame

 

8 controlled trials with a total of 843 participants met the eligibility criteria.

Results showed that sesame consumption can reduce systolic blood pressure (-7.83 mmHg, 95% CI: -14.12, -1.54, p < 0.05) and diastolic blood pressure (-5.83 mmHg, 95% CI: -9.58, -2.08, p < 0.01). By taking into account only studies with the highest methodology quality (4 trials), the authors highlighted a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure (-3.23 mmHg, 95% CI: -5.67, -0.79), but not in diastolic blood pressure (-2.08 mmHg, 95% CI: -4.85, 0.69).

 

In conclusion, sesame consumption can reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, leading to a possible reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

Khosravi-Boroujeni H, Nikbakht E, Natanelov E, Khalesi S. Can sesame consumption improve blood pressure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials. J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Apr 7.

 

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