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Regular exercise, coconut oil control high BP

Raghu Kshitiz



KATHMANDU — Regular exercises and consuming coconut oil every day may control high blood pressure, suggests a new study.

According to a report published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, a combination of daily coconut oil intake and exercise brings about the lessening of pulse and brings it to the typical level.

The decrease in pulse may be clarified by the change of the decreased baroreflex sensitivity and by the lessening in oxidative push in the serum, heart and aorta – key factors managing blood pressure regulation, the researchers said.

“The possibility of utilizing coconut oil as an adjuvant to treat hypertension adds to the long list of benefits associated with its utilization,” said co-author Valdir de Andrade Braga from Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil.

Their experiments were performed in spontaneously hypertensive rats. They found that both coconut oil and exercise training had the capacity to reduce weight gain compare to rats that were given saline and were not presented to the exercise training protocol during the five weeks of study.

“This is an essential finding as coconut oil is at present being viewed as a prominent “superfood” and it is being consumed by athletes and general population who look for a sound way of life,” Braga said.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha





GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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