Eggs said to keep blood pressure down

25-02-2009 | | |

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 Kinsley Freelance journalist
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