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Supplements for blood pressure: Is zinc an option?

According to this recent meta-analysis, zinc can indeed lower blood pressure, but its effects are tiny.

Study under review: The effect of zinc supplementation on blood pressure: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

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The authors wanted to determine if zinc supplementation could have a significant, beneficial effect on blood pressure in people with hypertension.

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