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2013-03-25 23:00:33

Several diets, like the DASH diet and a Mediterranean-style diet, can help control blood pressure, and are good for the heart and all-around health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Many people eat their way to high blood pressure (hypertension). It's also possible to eat your way out of it, according to the March 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan–low in animal fat and salt; abundant in blood-pressure-lowering...

2013-02-12 23:00:20

Weight Watchers ranked first place for Best Weight-Loss Diets. U.S. News & World Report Announces Best Diets 2013 and it includes expanded rankings for Plant-Based diets Washington, D.C (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 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...

Sodium Reduction Could Save Half Million US Lives Over Ten Years
2013-02-12 07:33:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s common knowledge too much sodium in your diet dangerously raises your blood pressure levels, posing serious harm to your heart and overall health. But with so many foods loaded with salt, it is often difficult limiting the amount of the dangerous chemical in your diet. But all the same, it is important to find ways to cut back now before it´s too late. The American Heart Association (AHA) has been at the forefront...

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...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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