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2011-11-15 19:34:48

Low systolic blood pressure may actually boost chances of recurrent stroke For patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke, traditional treatment prescribes keeping subsequent blood pressure levels as low as possible to reduce the risk of another stroke. A new international study, however, suggests this conventional approach may not be helpful, and could actually increase recurrent stroke risk — at least in the first few months after the first event. The findings, from a team of...

2011-11-15 09:51:54

Among patients who experienced an ischemic stroke, systolic blood pressure levels of less than 120 mm Hg, or higher than 140 mm Hg, were associated with an increased risk of subsequent stroke, according to a study appearing in the November 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on cardiovascular disease. This issue is being released early online to coincide with the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. "Recurrent stroke prevention guidelines suggest that larger reductions in systolic...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

Salt Institute says federal bureaucrats will be held responsible for ignoring solid medical research while pushing a dangerous, low-sodium diet on an unsuspecting public Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 At a Thursday (Nov. 10) FDA public hearing about ways to bring about population-wide salt reduction, the Salt Institute warned federal officials and anti-salt ideologues that they are responsible for the health outcomes of their full-speed-ahead agenda to put all Americans on a...

2011-07-07 00:00:29

Salt Institute calls on government to cease anti-salt efforts. Health policy should be based on science and evidence, not politics and ideology. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The latest medical research has again confirmed that government policy on reducing salt consumption is ill-advised and possibly hazardous to the public's health. "The scientific evidence is overwhelming," said Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute. "A study by the world-renowned Cochrane Collaboration, published today in...

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2011-06-08 05:15:00

A new report by US News and World Report compiled profiles and information on 20 diets to find the best overall diet. Top honors went to the DASH Diet, which beat out other popular diet crazes including Atkins, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. For commercial diets -- diets that are marketed to the public -- Weight Watchers was given the best score, beating out 7 other rival commercially marketed diets. Weight Watchers also took the top spot for overall weight loss results. "Our analysis put...

2011-06-07 07:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group, publisher of usnews.com, the annual Best Hospitals rankings and an array of U.S. News & World Report-branded products, today announced the release of its Best Diets rankings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO) Building on more than two decades of experience evaluating hospitals, U.S. News developed five diet rankings to address a broad range of consumers' dieting goals and needs. Diets were...

2011-06-06 20:21:05

Adolescent girls whose diet resembles one recommended for adults with hypertension appear to have smaller gains in overall body mass index (BMI) over 10 years, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Excess weight during childhood leads to numerous health problems and is even associated with premature death as an adult," the authors write as background information in the article. However, the authors note...

2011-06-06 20:19:08

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers found that girls who followed the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet pattern had a lower incidence of excess weight gain as measured by body mass index (BMI) over the 10-year period of their adolescence. These findings are reported in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Obesity is a major public health problem, with 17 percent of American children overweight and 67 percent of adults either overweight or...

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2011-05-04 09:10:00

Consuming a lot of salt may not lead to high blood pressure or heart disease in healthy people, according to a new European study. In January, the U.S. government released new salt intake guidelines recommending that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams of salt a day, and 1,500 milligrams for those who are at a higher risk of high blood pressure or heart disease. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that there is no...

2011-05-03 22:56:56

In a study conducted to examine the health outcomes related to salt intake, as gauged by the amount of sodium excreted in the urine, lower sodium excretion was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, while higher sodium excretion did not correspond with increased risk of hypertension or cardiovascular disease complications, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. "Extrapolations from observational studies and short-term intervention trials suggest that...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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