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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.

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.

2009-01-27 10:18:15

Most people know that too much sodium from foods can increase blood pressure.

2008-12-26 08:20:00

According to findings from a long-term study, each serving of whole-grains may lessen heart failure risk by 7 percent among middle-aged African-American and white men and women.

2008-09-15 03:00:08

A strict Mediterranean diet provides substantial protection against heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, University of Florence researchers said.

2008-09-03 18:00:41

Babies who gain weight rapidly within five months of birth and age 2 to 5 have higher systolic blood pressure in young adulthood, British researchers say.

2008-08-06 15:00:11

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee.

2008-07-20 03:00:15

By Stall, Sharon The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased in the U.S. population from 20 million to 26 million people during 1999- 2004, according to the recently studied National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (Coresh et al., 2007).

2008-07-17 03:00:12

By Landless, Peter N If you don't stop it, it will stop you . . . dead. There are seldom symptoms. Medical professionals aren't altogether sure what causes it. Yet hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the world's greatest health problems. It's mysterious, evasive, and lethal.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.