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2013-01-08 12:25:32

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For a meaningful start to a healthy new year, U.S. News & World Report released today its Best Diets 2013 rankings, featuring a variety of weight loss programs. The third installment of this popular ranking features expanded coverage, including new plant-based diets rankings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) Best Diets 2013 provides a look at 29 diets, ranging from the Traditional Asian Diet to Weight...

Yogurt Consumption Linked To Lower Blood Pressure
2012-09-20 11:47:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have shown links between lower blood pressure and certain foods, including kiwi, chocolate and even purple potatoes. Now you can add sesame/rice bran oil and yogurt to that list. Two new studies have found that these new foods, when added to your diet, may lower blood pressure and boost heart health. In the first study, involving 300 people with high blood pressure, researchers showed that a sesame and rice bran...

2012-09-19 16:04:37

Significant improvement in blood pressure tied to greater adherence to DASH diet, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which promotes consumption of more fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grain, and less meats and sweets, is a proven effective treatment for hypertension. For some individuals, adherence to the diet can be just as effective in lowering blood pressure as taking antihypertensive...

2012-06-19 09:25:01

Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels – increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. People with this type of blood vessel damage who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. This research hints at the presence of a "sodium amplification loop" in which eating too much salt for a long time damages blood vessels,...

2012-04-20 10:15:23

If you eat low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke. In a Swedish study published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, people who drank low-fat milk and ate low-fat yogurt and cheese had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed full-fat dairy foods. Among 74,961 adults 45 to 83 years old, those who ate low-fat dairy foods had a 12 percent lower risk of stroke and a 13 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than those who ate high-fat dairy...

2012-04-19 11:34:00

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation In the study, all-cause and CVD mortality risks were found to be significantly higher among study participants that didn't exercise compared with active participants at all blood pressure levels. Moreover, the excess mortality risks of physical inactivity, when converted into a "blood pressure equivalence of physical activity" measurement, revealed that physical inactivity was similar to a rise...

2012-03-29 09:15:35

Are diet sodas good or bad for you? The jury is still out, but a new study sheds light on the impact that zero-calorie beverages may have on health, especially in the context of a person´s overall dietary habits. For the average person, the scientific evidence can seem confusing. A number of studies have implicated diet beverage consumption as a cause of cardiovascular disease. However, others have suggested such drinks may be a viable tactic for people who are trying to lose or...

2012-03-26 22:05:33

Benefit among African Americans of particular note Soy-based food products have taken grocery store shelves by storm, and the benefits of soy are steadily beginning to emerge. Eating foods that contain isoflavones — a key compound in soy milk, tofu, green tea and even peanuts — every day may help young adults lower their blood pressure. Moreover, and for the first time, there appears to be a particular benefit for African Americans, who have hypertension prevalence rates near...

Measuring Blood Pressure In Both Arms Could Reduce Death Risk
2012-03-21 10:51:12

Two studies from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry report the first systematic review of findings showing that measuring blood pressure in both arms could reduce the risk of an early death in many people. The first study, published in the Lancet () in January, suggested that a difference of more than 10mmHg or 15mmHg in systolic blood pressure was an indicator of increased risk of vascular disease and mortality. The findings are based on 230 high blood pressure patients....