What Raises Your Blood Pressure?

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I still did not discover if shrimp raises your blood pressure. Am having a hard time with it.
People argued but no conclusion was drawn. 6 shrimps (113g) contain 180 mg cholesterol, it's 60% of a person's daily limit. That's why people used to say shrimp isn't a good food for people with high cholesterol or high blood pressure. However, there's no saturated fat or trans fat in shrimps, and shrimps contain omega-3 and omega-6, and  beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and brassicasterol, which function as anti-inflammatory molecules which help decrease LDL or bad cholesterol. So it's challenging to say shrimps is the enemy to high cholesterol. When you take shrimps, what you can do is to take them with fresh vegetables, so you don't overtake cholesterol for the day, but get the good substances.
The crustacean nervous system is an important source of substances with diverse biological activities, particularly affecting invertebrate cardiocirculatory physiology. However, the effects of these substances on the cardiovascular system of higher vertebrates are not very well documented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a cardioexcitatory substance (CES) isolated from the eyestalk of the shrimp Peneaus vanameii on rat cardiovascular function. The administration of a purified fraction of this substance raised mean arterial pressure by 37.33 +/- 5.00 mm Hg, pulse pressure 35.00 +/- 4.93 mm Hg and heart rate 80.00 +/- 12.83 beats/min over basal values (p < 0.01). Evaluation of the possible underlying mechanisms of this hypertensive and tachycardic effect reveled that dihydroergotamine pretreatment (20 microg/0.2 mL) reduced the effect of CES on mean blood pressure, but not on heart rate. Propranolol pretreatment (4 microg/0.2 mL) reduced the tachycardia, but not the hypertensive response. Enalapril pretreatment (5 microg/0.2 mL) did not modify the effects induced by CES on heart rate or blood pressure, and the verapamil pretreatment (1 microg/0.2 mL) reduced both cardiovascular changes by 85% (p < 0.01). These results indicate that CES isolated from the shrimp eyestalk produces hypertension and tachycardia mediated by adrenergic receptors in association to calcium channels activation.Besides,The izumi shrimp (Plesionika izumiae Omori, 1971) is an unused resource which can be caught off the southern coast of Tokushima Prefecture. We have previously found that an izumi shrimp hydrolysate significantly inhibited the age-associated spontaneous increase in blood pressure in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats. In this present study, two angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory peptides were isolated from an izumi shrimp hydrolysate by using high-performance liquid chromatography, and their amino acid sequences were determined to be Val-Trp-Tyr-His-Thr and Val-Trp. A single oral admini