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Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

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Could adding calcium and magnesium to drinking water be a practical way to lower high blood pressure in people who live in areas where drinking water is deficient in these minerals?

Could drinking higher-salinity water help lower blood pressure?

A recent study has linked drinking water of higher salinity to lower blood pressure in people living in a coastal region of Bangladesh. Sources of drinking water in the region can vary in salinity due to the influx of seawater.

While water of higher salinity contains more sodium, which can raise blood pressure, it also has more calcium and magnesium. The researchers explain this in a Journal of the American Heart Association paper about the study.

"Calcium and magnesium are protective; they decrease blood pressure," says lead study author Abu Mohammed Naser, who is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

He and his co-authors attribute the study's findings to the benefits of magnesium and calcium outweighing the harms of sodium.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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