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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....

2012-01-18 11:02:12

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Middle-aged men at the upper end of normal blood pressure had an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disorder in which irregular heartbeats can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications; it affects over 2.7 million Americans. While hypertension is a risk factor for AF,...

2011-12-21 19:08:52

Lean beef can contribute to a heart-healthy diet in the same way lean white meats can, according to nutritional scientists. The DASH diet -- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension -- is currently recommended by the American Heart Association to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. People following the DASH diet are encouraged to eat fish and poultry, but not much beef. According to the Centers for Disease Control about 26 percent of American deaths are caused by heart...

Blood Pressure Major Factor In Cardiovascular Health
2011-12-20 08:24:36

A new study has found that maintaining normal blood pressure starting in your 40´s decreases your chances for a cardiovascular event later in life. Specifically the researchers found that a spike in blood pressure significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. According to the study, men and women whose blood pressure increases in middle age have an estimated 30 percent increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared to those with normal blood pressure....

2011-12-15 14:05:25

As part of a heart-healthy diet, eating lean beef daily can help lower cholesterol A new study published in the January 2012 edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that beef can play a role in a cholesterol-lowering diet, despite commonly held beliefs. The study found that diets including lean beef every day are as effective in lowering total and LDL "bad" cholesterol as the "gold standard" of heart-healthy diets (DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The...

2011-12-13 06:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Prehypertension affects more than 50 million people in the U.S. It´s blood pressure between 120/80 mm Hg and 139/89 mm Hg, and puts people at an increased risk of stroke. However, a new study shows medications that lower blood pressure significantly reduced the risk of stroke in these people. "Our study pertains to people with pre-hypertensive blood pressure levels and shows that the excess risk of stroke associated with these high-normal readings (top...


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