CRDA: Blood Pressure Outcomes (2023)

Author and Year:
Davis C, Hodgson J, et al. 2017
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Article Title:
A Mediterranean diet lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial function: results from the MedLey randomized intervention trial.
Davis C, Hodgson J, Woodman R, Bryan J, Wilson C, Murphy K
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Considered a free-living Australian man or woman; age 65 years and above; DemTect score >/= 13 (no present dementia, healthy age-related cognitive function); proficient in English language.
Exclusion Criteria:
Age adjusted score of 160/100 mm Hg; free from any cardiovascular, liver, kidneys, respiratory or gastrointestinal disease, malignancy in the past 6 months, major head trauma or a significant psychiatric disorder.
Research Purpose:
To determine the effects of adhering to the consumption of a MedDiet for 6 mo on blood pressure and endothelial function in older, healthy Australians.
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Source(s) of Funding:
Industry, Government, University/Hospital
Please specify names of funders:
National Health Medical Research Council, University of South Australia Postgraduate Award, Cobram Estate provided Australian extra-virgin olive oil; Peanut Company of Australia provided hi-oleic dry roast peanuts; Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council sourced legumes for the trial; Simplot Australia Pty. Ltd. provided canned legumes and tuna; Goodman Fielder Ltd. provided canola oil, The Almond Board of Australia provided almonds.