Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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All posts tagged high blood pressure

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Lowering blood pressure requires more than one ‘miracle’ food

Faster than a speeding blender. Able to lower blood pressure with a single smoothie. Look! Up in the farmers market. It’s kale. It’s beetroot. It’s superfood! Not exactly. The news has been filled recently with so-called, blood-pressure-lowering miracle foods, including: tomato …

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Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found

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Living near foreclosed property may increase high blood pressure risk

Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study provides the first

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Fitness lowers death rates for elderly men with high blood pressure

Physical fitness lowered the risk of death in elderly men with high blood pressure, even in the moderately fit, according to new research released Monday. A brisk walk of 20

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American

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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke

Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had

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New Health eHeart Study actively recruits participants

The Health eHeart Study, an internet-based clinical research study from the University of California, San Francisco, is actively recruiting participants interested in helping investigators better understand cardiovascular disease. The

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

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Mouse study finds a faulty gene may also be at fault for high blood pressure

All the mice kept dying. Fatal heart defects were wiping out litters of them in a laboratory, frustrating scientists trying to get to the bottom of a gene