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2010-05-24 16:22:00

This release includes audio perspective from an American Heart Association spokesperson - see link below the release. Study highlights: - Drinking one less sugar-sweetened beverage a day was associated with a drop in blood pressure in a study of 800 adults with elevated blood pressure. - Increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has already been linked with risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. - Researchers say this does not prove that sugar-sweetened beverages cause...

2010-04-26 16:24:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a national collaboration led by the City of New York, share a common goal -- to gradually lower the amount of sodium (salt) in the American diet. "Lowering sodium is essential to reversing the trend of more Americans developing high blood pressure -- a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Nancy Brown, the chief executive officer of the American Heart...

2010-02-25 10:29:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Foods recommended in the popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet correspond with the higher-scored items ranked by the NuVal(TM) Nutritional Scoring System, according to a new study which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100119/NE39897LOGO ) NuVal gives all foods a score from 1 to 100; the higher the score, the higher the food's overall nutrition....

2010-01-25 17:58:22

Using combined and intensive treatments and restructuring care to treat obesity like other chronic diseases may help primary care clinicians and patients better address the condition, according to a commentary and three articles published in the January 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Data suggest an extensive gap exists between recommended obesity care and current practice by primary care clinicians, notes Robert F. Kushner, M.D., of Northwestern...

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2009-10-08 07:00:00

A new study has discovered that consuming large quantities of whole grains could potentially prevent high blood pressure. In the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, men eating the greatest amount of whole-grains were shown to be 19 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than men who ate the least amount of whole grains. Refined grains have had their hearty external coating removed, while whole grain keep their bran in germ, giving them a higher level of...

2009-09-14 13:16:32

Reducing sodium intake is a major public health priority that must be acted upon by governments and nongovernmental organizations to improve population health, states an article http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj090361.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. Higher blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and a diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, vascular and cardiac damage, stomach cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. Almost 1...

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2009-09-10 06:38:32

A new study says that cases of high blood pressure amongst Americans could be greatly reduced if they would only consume recommended levels of salt, not to mention the billions of dollars that would be saved on health care costs. Reuters reported that a diet high in sodium can contribute to high blood pressure, which leads to heart and kidney disease. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. However, the average American...

2009-08-17 06:47:10

Yet another reason to eat well -- a healthy diet helps prevent kidney stones. Loading up on fruits, vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains, while limiting salt, red and processed meats, and sweetened beverages is an effective way to ward off kidney stones, according to a new study. Because kidney stones are linked to higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, increased body weight, and other risk factors for heart disease, the findings have considerable health implications....

2009-08-11 14:38:00

New Studies Show Healthy Lifestyle Habits Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though years ago everyone was looking for the "magic bullet," or one habit that would reduce the risk of chronic disease, scientific researchers today recognize that it is the combination of many lifestyle factors -- including things such as eating a healthy diet, using dietary supplements and exercising regularly -- that will keep individuals healthy. Two recently...

2009-07-30 00:56:39

Reducing salt can result in lower blood pressure, but it's unclear if this helps those with sustained high blood pressure long-term, German researchers say. The findings are published in a form of a rapid report in Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. The study involved an assessment of seven reviews from a total of 62 randomized controlled trials. The study found that no conclusions on late complications could be drawn from the available data. None of the studies had the...


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