Study: Cranberry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

September 25, 2012

Results of an eight-week study.

Consumption of cranberry juice may significantly lower blood pressure, according to a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 conference.

One of several studies on food supplementation and blood pressure presented at the conference, the human trial assigned subjects to drink a low-calorie cranberry juice beverage or placebo daily for eight weeks. Blood pressure was calculated at baseline, midway through the study, and at the end of the study.

Subjects who drank cranberry juice experienced significant reductions in both systolic blood pressure (121 to 118 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (73 to 70 mmHg) from baseline to completion of the study. No changes were reported for the placebo group.

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. funded the study.