By the beginning of the experiment, all participants had high blood pressure.
Scientists from the U.S. found:16 weeks enough in order to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and increase personal chances for longevity. These scientific experts were able to confirm that to reduce needs drugs used to combat hypertension, it is enough to adjust your lifestyle towards more healthy habits.
Researchers of the University of North Carolina at chapel hill established what changes in lifestyle people can achieve major improvements in health. These changes mainly involve food, which should be enough fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products with a minimum of red meat, salt and carbohydrates. In addition, it is necessary to periodically perform physical exercises.
Adhering to within just 16 weeks of this format of existence, it is possible to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and also help extend their life, the researchers noted.
The project 129 men and women aged 40-80 years who had problems with obesity or overweight, they were divided into three groups. One lived in accordance with the above mode, the second village on a diet, and the third continued to lead his usual lifestyle.
By the beginning of the experiment, all participants had high blood pressure in the range of 130-160 80-90 millimeters of mercury, and half of them had been prescribed antihypertensive medication. However, at the time of the test from the medication had to be abandoned.
The results of the experiment were as follows. The first group has made the most significant indicators of improved health. They had recorded a significant weight loss and reduction of pressure (systolic pressure decreased by 16 mm Hg, diastolic pressure decreased by 10 mm Hg). Continued to need the drugs in this group, only 15 percent of people.
In the second group blood pressure decreased by 11/8 mm Hg, and the need for medication continued to remain at 23 percent.