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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...

2009-07-29 10:25:25

Adults who use less salt in their diet can experience a slight reduction in their blood pressure in the medium term. However, whether in the long term this can also reduce the risk of late complications in people with sustained high blood pressure, otherwise known as essential hypertension, and whether in the long term their anti-hypertensive medication can be reduced remains unresolved. This is the conclusion of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in its final...

2009-07-22 08:38:56

Adherence to modifiable lifestyle and dietary factors including maintaining normal weight, daily vigorous exercise, eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and low in sodium and taking a folic acid supplement was associated with a significantly lower incidence of self-reported hypertension among women, according to a study in the July 22/29 issue of JAMA.Hypertension (high blood pressure) contributes to more excess deaths in women than any other preventable factor....

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2009-07-17 09:00:19

Findings may point to new avenues for treatment, prevention A team led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health today reported the discovery of five genetic variants related to blood pressure in African-Americans, findings that may provide new clues to treating and preventing hypertension. The effort marks the first time that a relatively new research approach, called a genome-wide association study, has focused on blood pressure and hypertension in an African-American...

2009-07-16 00:51:15

A heart healthy diet and moderate physical exercise may be the best thing for the brain as well, U.S. researchers have learned. Heidi Wengreen of Utah State University and colleagues examined associations between how closely people adhered to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension -- also known as the DASH diet -- and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among older participants. In 1995, 3,831 study participants age 65 years or older completed a survey that included a food frequency...

2009-07-14 10:20:00

Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna."We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research continues to show us that there are lifestyle decisions we all can make to keep our brains healthier, and that also...

2009-07-07 07:50:54

Consuming an amino acid commonly found in vegetable protein may be associated with lower blood pressure, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers found that a 4.72 percent higher dietary intake of the amino acid glutamic acid as a percent of total dietary protein correlated with lower group average systolic blood pressure, lower by 1.5 to 3.0 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Group average diastolic blood pressure was lower by 1.0 to 1.6 mm...

2009-07-01 16:24:50

Important findings for children and adults    Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year and are expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009. Americans are seeking to get the most out of their dollar, and since together, dairy foods provide a unique package of nine essential nutrients, they are a nutritional bang for the buck.In a supplement to the current issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), several prominent nutrition...

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2009-06-24 07:30:00

Research: Anatomy of the health effects of the Mediterranean diet, the Greek EPIC prospective cohort study, BMJ online Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life according to new research published on bmj.com today. Eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and olive oil, and drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, while not consuming a lot of meat or excessive amounts of alcohol is linked to people living longer. However,...

2009-06-09 15:05:02

Middle-aged adults who slept an average of six hours per night were more likely to have high blood pressure, U.S. researchers found. Kristen L. Knutson of the University of Chicago and colleagues studied 578 adults who first had their blood pressure and other clinical, demographic and health variables measured from 2000-2001. In 2003 and 2005, sleep duration was measured using surveys and wrist actigraphy, in which a sensor is worn on the wrist to record periods of rest and activity. Blood...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.