Artery Blockages Additional Reason to Quit Smoking

Artery Blockages Additional Reason to Quit Smoking

Cigarette smoking is closely correlated with high blood pressure, and new research indicates that it is also closely linked to damage to blood vessels and the build-up of plaque in arteries – a leading cause of stroke and heart disease. While the general public is aware of the obvious health...

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Altitude Affects Blood Pressure, Italian Study Finds

Altitude Affects Blood Pressure, Italian Study Finds

Do you have high blood pressure? According to new research from a team of Italian scientists, spending time in high-altitude areas could increase your blood pressure, exposing you to a number of health risks. A recent study carried out on Mount Everest has revealed that blood pressure rises with altitude....

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Abdominal Fat Could Increase Risk of Developing Hypertension

Abdominal Fat Could Increase Risk of Developing Hypertension

Researchers have long been studying the link between obesity and hypertension. A new study, the Dallas Heart Study, indicates that there may be a major link between abdominal fat – fat near the midsection – and development of high blood pressure. Alvin Chandra, MD, of the University of Texas Southwest...

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3 Tips to Prevent High Blood Pressure

3 Tips to Prevent High Blood Pressure

With one in every seven people, and one in every four US adults, suffering from high blood pressure, it’s important to be aware of the risk factors that increase your risk of developing this health condition. High blood pressure often doesn’t result in any visible symptoms or signs; those that...

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Potassium-Rich Foods Offer Numerous Health Advantages

Potassium-Rich Foods Offer Numerous Health Advantages

Foods rich in potassium offer a number of health advantages, including lowering the risk of having a stroke. Researchers have found that the health benefits of a diet that is high in potassium are particularly noticeable in older women. A team of researchers recently studied over 90,000 women aged 50...

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Light to Moderate Alcohol Consumption ‘May Protect Heart’

Light to Moderate Alcohol Consumption ‘May Protect Heart’

Almost all doctors will tell you not to consume alcohol frequently if you suffer from high blood pressure. Their advice is sound – while occasional and light consumption of alcohol rarely affects high blood pressure, excess consumption is unwise. However, researchers have now found that one to two standard drinks...

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Childhood Obesity Linked to 6x High Blood Pressure Risk

Childhood Obesity Linked to 6x High Blood Pressure Risk

Young children who are obese have a six times risk factor for developing high blood pressure, specialist doctors believe. High blood pressure can lead to significant and potentially deadly health complications in adulthood, including heart disease. The most at-risk group is obese girls, who are 5.9 times as likely to...

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High Protein Diet Could Help Fight High Blood Pressure

High Protein Diet Could Help Fight High Blood Pressure

For years, the conventional wisdom has dictated that diets rich in red meat, eggs or other high-fat foods worsens high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, the high-protein Paleo diet is thought to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. The diet, one of many high protein diets used...

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Understanding the Scale of Global Hypertension

Understanding the Scale of Global Hypertension

Did you know that high blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions in the world? Almost one billion people – about one in seven – are affected by high or elevated blood pressure levels that significantly increase their health risks. High blood pressure is truly a global problem,...

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7 Foods to Lower Your Blood Pressure

7 Foods to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Changing your diet is one of the best ways to combat prehypertension or high blood pressure. By eating less of high-fat, high-sodium foods and eating a diet that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, you can significantly lower your blood pressure. Need help finding tasty and healthy foods to eat...

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