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Seaweed good for heart

22nd July 2011

Researchers say that eating seaweed could help stave off heart attacks.

A team from the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Dublin has discovered key ingredients in the plant that help lower blood pressure, similar to commonly prescribed drugs. The seaweed is a rich source of proteins known as bioactive peptides – which are also found in milk – and these chemicals have a similar effect to ACE inhibitor drugs, which are widely prescribed to help lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

 

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