Milk could prevent high-blood pressure in women

February 21, 2008 8:29:11 AM PST
Women who drink milk could help lower their risk of developing high-blood pressure.

Harvard researchers examined the diets of nearly 30,000 middle-aged and older women. They found that women who drank two or more servings of fat-free milk each day reduced their risk for high blood pressure by up to 10 percent That's compared to those who drank the milk less than once a month.

But, according to the research, high-fat milk or calcium supplements are not as effective in preventing high-blood pressure.

The study is published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.