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Regular exercise, coconut oil control high BP

Raghu Kshitiz

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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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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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