Health Tips: Pterostilbene Reduces Blood Pressure in Adults

A form of pterostilbene, a compound found naturally in blueberries, reduces blood pressure in adults according to results of a clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s 2012 Scientific Sessions on High Blood Pressure Research.

“We found reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients who received the high dose of pterostilbene and reduced systolic blood pressure in patients who received the low dose of pterostilbene with grape extract,” said Daniel M. Riche, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.