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Watermelon Consumption Reduces Blood Pressure, Risk Of Heart Attack: Study

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In a new study it is found the Watermelon cures blood pressure in overweight people and it may also help in reducing the risk of a heart attack.

Usually in cold conditions more people die of heart attacks and scientists have found the watermelon works even in such weather in slashing down the risk.
Water melon
In cold weather the body stresses more to keep the system warm and this causes the blood pressure to increase. This also forces the heart to work harder and hence may lead to strokes and heart attacks.

The new finding is published in the American Journal of Hypertension and it writes eating of watermelon is good for the health of the heart and helps in reducing the risk of heart problems in cold conditions.

Researchers studied 13 middle-aged obese men and women over a period of 12 weeks. All the subjects suffered from high blood pressure. Their hands were dipped into cold water and then the blood pressure was measured.

Half of the participants were made to eat watermelon extracts every day and the other half were given a placebo. It was found those who had eaten watermelon measured lowered blood pressure and also showed less cardiac stress. This means there is less overload on the heart.

“The pressure on the aorta and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract,” said professor Arturo Figueroa, from Florida State University.

Professor Arturo said, consumption of watermelon extracts, four grams of amino acid L-citrulline and two grams of L-arginine, every day reduced pressure on the arota and also on the heart decreased.

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