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Study says yogurt may lower blood pressure

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Are you stressed? You may want to reach for a cup of yogurt.

A new study by The American Heart Association followed more than 2,000 people for 15 years. It found that those who ate at least one six-ounce cup of low fat yogurt every three days were 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure or suffer from stress.

Yogurt is packed with vitamins and minerals, including potassium, which some experts say may help flush sodium out of the body. Sodium is a leading cause of high blood pressure.

Researchers also found that low-fat yogurt is high in nutrients that Americans typically underconsume; calcium, magnesium and potassium. 

The study was partially funded by the yogurt company Dannon.