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Effect of CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant on Blood Pressure, Cognitive Function and Functional Performance in Older Adults

on April 09, 2020

Synopsis: Taking CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant extract for just a week can reduce blood pressure in older adults with hypertension.

The blackcurrant-induced decreases were similar to common medications which can reduce participants’ cardiovascular risk factors by 20%.

The study was performed in 60 and 70-year-olds with pre-hypertension or hypertension following a week’s intake of CurraNZ blackcurrant extract.

In the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design study, 14 physically active independent older adults were tested for blood pressure, cognitive and physical function.  

Findings showed that 600mg CurraNZ blackcurrant extract, taken for seven days:

  • Lowered systolic blood pressure by a group mean value of 5mmHg
  • Effect ranged from 2-22mmHg
  • Lowered diastolic blood pressure by 12mmHg
  • Effects ranged from 2-23mmHg


Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics

https://doi.org/10.1080/21551197.2019.1707740

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