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Dietary Fibers and Nutraceuticals in Prevention of Hypertension

Dietary Fibers and Nutraceuticals in Prevention of Hypertension
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Author(s): John Intru Disouza (Tatyasaheb Kore College of Pharmacy, India), Kiran Shivaji Patil (Tatyasaheb Kore College of Pharmacy, India), Pratik Shailendra Kakade (Institute of Chemical Technology, India) and Vandana Bharat Patravale (Institute of Chemical Technology, India)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 41
Source title: Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Raj K. Keservani (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Group of Institutions, India), Anil K. Sharma (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India) and Rajesh K. Kesharwani (Nims University Rajasthan, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3267-5.ch007

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Abstract

Hypertension is the major cause of mortality amongst many cardiovascular risk factors causing 7.5 million deaths annually. Macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies are very common in general population and have broad-ranging physiological effects in-vivo which lessen inflammatory cascades and vascular reactivity. A recent trend is to perform nutritional epidemiological studies linking overall diet pattern to the lifestyle, examining the link between food and nutrients of diet to risk of chronic diseases. This chapter would deal with pharmacological and pathological basis of hypertension, utilization of dietary fibers, functional foods, nutraceuticals for hypertensive populations as well as to those with increased cardiovascular risks.

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