Daily supplementation with aronia—also known as chokeberry—reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis published in theJournal of Dietary Supplements.

The researchers conducted a literature review of controlled trials evaluating the effects of daily aronia berry supplementation for an average of 6-8 weeks on total cholesterol and blood pressure. They evaluated systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol.
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The study found that blood pressure and total cholesterol were significantly reduced, effects that were most significant in adults over the age of 50. The study concludes: “Supplementation with aronia berry is a safe and effective way to reduce total cholesterol and systolic blood pressure.”

The study was funded byArtemis International.

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