Drinking kefir – a fermented probiotic milk known to maintain the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system – can have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and the brain. 19659002] After nine weeks of kefir supplementation, the treated rats had lower endotoxins – toxic substances associated with cell disruption – lower blood pressure and improved intestinal permeability compared to the untreated group.
In addition, kefir supplementation enhances the natural balance of four different bacteria in the gut and an enzyme in the brain that is essential for normal nervous system function, suggesting that the nervous system and digestive system work together to reduce hypertension. showed the results.
"Our data suggest kefir antihypertensive-associated mechanisms involve gut-microbiota brain-axis communication during hypertension," said research including Mirian Silva-Cutini of Auburn University in Alabama (USA).
The results will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS) at the 201
Previous research has shown that there is an imbalance in the intestinal colony of bacteria (microbiota) that can cause hypertension in some people.
Similarly, probiotics – live bacterial supplements that are beneficial to the digestive system – have been found to lower blood pressure, but the mechanisms by which this
For the study, the team examined three groups of rats – treated, untreated and controls – to determine how kefir reduces high blood pressure (hypertension).
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Released: April 28, 2018 12:49 pm | Updated: April 28, 2018 12:50 pm