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2009-05-12 11:35:57

A diet designed to prevent and treat high blood pressure also may be associated with a lower risk of heart failure among women, according to a report in the May 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Dietary patterns have been associated with risk factors for heart failure, but little is known about whether food choices can prevent or delay the condition, according to background information in the article. "The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension...

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2009-05-11 07:10:49

An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggesting potential avenues of investigation for the prevention or treatment of hypertension. The research was funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health and by several other NIH institutes and centers. The analysis of over...

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2009-05-06 08:07:24

A simple, automated feedback system made hypertension patients more aware of their potentially fatal or disabling disease and helped them significantly lower their high blood pressure, according to a report published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. In a one-year study, the computer-based system telephoned participants at least once a week and a voice-recognition program asked for the most recent blood pressure reading they had recorded at home. The information was...

2009-04-22 21:46:26

Drinking at least one glass of low-sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome lose weight, U.S. researchers say. Metabolic syndrome is defined by a cluster of risk factors, including excess body fat in the midsection, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal blood lipids. If left uncontrolled it can increase risk for chronic diseases. Study author John Foreyt of the Baylor College of Medicine said the 81 participants in the study were primarily...

2009-03-26 10:34:16

Young blacks are much more likely to die of heart disease before the age of 50 than young whites, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found the people who are at greatest risk of dying are those who experience high blood pressure, obesity and systolic dysfunction -- impaired ability of the heart to contract -- before the age of 35. In the 20-year study that involved more than 5,000 blacks and whites of both sexes who were between 18 and 30 years old at...

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2009-03-10 07:24:18

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Healthy Eating March is National Nutrition Month, and an opportunity for Americans to take control of their health, including their blood pressure, through nutritious eating. Unfortunately, a new survey found that while 97 percent of adults agree that maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important to them, more than half say they're still confused by the multitude of information available regarding heart health. The new survey conducted by National...

2009-02-19 09:27:28

For the one in five people with metabolic syndrome, cutting back on salt could be the key to lowering blood pressure. A new study finds the blood pressure of people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes -- is more sensitive to salt intake. Researchers analyzed more than 1,900 Chinese participants without diabetes over the age of 16. They were given a low-sodium diet for seven days, followed by a...

2009-02-17 10:59:00

BOSTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women who adhere to a traditional Mediterranean diet -- high in monounsaturated fat, plant proteins, whole grains and fish -- are at a lower risk for stroke and coronary heart disease, according to a study published this week in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The research, led by Simmons College Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung, found that women whose diets most closely resembled the Mediterranean diet had a 29% reduction in...

2009-01-28 20:59:44

People trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium, a U.S. study suggests. Senior author Dr. Paul Whelton, an epidemiologist and president of Loyola University Health System, and colleagues found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. Researchers determined average sodium and potassium intake during two phases...

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2009-01-27 10:18:15

Most people know that too much sodium from foods can increase blood pressure. A new study suggests that people trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium. Researchers found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. "There isn't as much focus on potassium, but potassium seems to be effective in lowering blood...


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