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Eggs said to keep blood pressure down

According to research, enjoying an egg at breakfast time could help keep your blood pressure in check.

It has been reported on MailOnline that scientists from the University of Alberta in Canada have shown that eggs produce proteins that mimic the action of powerful blood pressure-lowering drugs.

It appears that eggs may be good for the heart, lowering blood pressure in the same way as prescription-only pills. The drugs lower blood pressure by stopping the hormone angiotensin narrowing the body's blood vessels.

The researchers showed that when eggs come in contact with stomach enzymes they produce a protein that acts in the same way.

Natalie Berkhout


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    That contribution about the effect of egg and blood pressure is quite interesting. Concerning the egg coming in contact with the stomach, was the egg mentioned in the research fresh (as in raw eggs), boiled, fried, etc or was the result the same irrespective of how the egg was prepared?

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    merve ocaktar

    What goes through your mind when someone mentions the words 'egg' ???
    Maybe think to be work of chickens or etc... but is so much more than that!!
    The article is succesful
    Thank you

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