25 mg carotenoid supplements decrease blood pressure

Carotenoidensupplementen en blloeddruk

Hypertension (HTN) is regarded as a serious public health issue throughout the world. High blood pressure (BP) may be improved by carotenoid supplementation; however, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) provide conflicting evidence. Therefore, this review article has been conducted.

Do carotenoid supplements reduce blood pressure?

Study design:
This review article included 19 RCTs involving 1,151 participants.
Evidence for all systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate values was high quality.

Results and conclusions:
The investigators found carotenoid supplementation significantly reduced the systolic blood pressure (SBP) [WMD = -2.492 mmHg, 95% CI = -4.52 to -0.47, p = 0.016] and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) [MD = -1.60 mmHg, 95% CI = -2.73 to -0.47, p = 0.005]. 

The investigators found greater effects were observed in Asian participants, those aged >50 years, nonhealthy participants and participants with a baseline systolic blood pressure ≥130 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure ≥80 mmHg and at carotenoid dose >10 mg. 

The investigators found dose-response analysis showed that carotenoid supplementation decreased systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure levels at doses of, respectively, 0-25 and 0-20 mg/d. 

The investigators concluded daily 10-25 mg carotenoid supplementation decrease blood pressure, especially in nonhealthy study participants with high blood presurre baseline levels.

Original title: 
Effect of carotenoid supplementation on blood pressure in adults: a GRADE-assessed systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by Behzadi M, Akbarzadeh M, […], Bideshki MV. 


Additional information of El Mondo:
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