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You are at an increased risk of high blood pressure or hypertension if you are overweight, have a relative with high blood pressure, smoke, eat too much salt, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, do not exercise, drink too much coffee and alcohol, or



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Avocados can help to treat metabolic syndrome, says review

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new review concludes that avocados may help to treat metabolic syndrome by tackling a number of risk factors for the condition, such as high cholesterol.



Link between vascular disease and Alzheimer's strengthened

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Middle-aged adults with at least two risk factors for vascular disease may have higher levels of beta-amyloid - a hallmark of Alzheimer's - in later life.



Endocrine Society issues statement to improve detection of curable forms of hypertension

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively...



Potassium as important as sodium for healthy blood pressure

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High sodium intake is known to impact blood pressure. A recent review demonstrates that potassium intake may also be important in reducing hypertension.



Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the...



New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative...



High uric acid levels in young children may result in higher blood pressure later on

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age.



Sudden drops in blood pressure may increase risk of dementia

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a link between experiencing rapid drops in blood pressure in middle age and the risk of dementia 20 years later.



Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the changes in brain activity and arterial blood flow that occur with the onset of hypertension in rats.



Sodium intake high, rising among people with high blood pressure

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite recommendations to limit sodium intake to support a heart-healthy lifestyle, daily sodium intake significantly increased in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012, according to a...



High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers...



Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?



Blood pressure could be more effectively controlled as new treatment target is discovered

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New more effective treatments for high blood pressure could be possible thanks to the discovery that the nitric oxide that regulates blood pressure is formed in nerves rather than in the walls of...



Evidence review supports pediatric use of PDE-5 inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension published in Pediatrics demonstrates...



Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about propranolol, a beta-blocker. This article looks at how the drug affects the body and the conditions that it can be used to help treat.



Researchers reverse high blood pressure in offspring of hypertensive rats

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers contribute a lot of defining traits to their offspring, from eye color to toe length.



Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle age raising the risk almost as much as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.



Surprising health changes among postmenopausal women who marry or divorce reported in study

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Contrary to previous data, a new study finds that some health measures in postmenopausal women, such as body mass index (BMI), tend to worsen if the women marry and to improve if they divorce or...



High blood pressure: More than 100 new genetic risk regions uncovered

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered 107 genetic regions associated with high blood pressure, which they say could lead to new treatments for the condition.



Football is medicine for women with high blood pressure

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure.



Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this...



Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an...



Late-onset hypertension may lower dementia risk, study finds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PDT

For the first time, a study investigates the link between high blood pressure later in life and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.



New guidelines raise upper hypertension limit for 'otherwise healthy' over-60s

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New guidelines say treat otherwise healthy patients aged 60 and older when persistent systolic blood pressure is at or above 150 mm Hg, not 140 mm Hg.



Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts sex of baby

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual sex of her child.