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

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 gender of baby

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

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

White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of foetal death

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of...

Medical News Today: 2016 cardiology year in review

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In cardiology, CVD prevention remains a key area of study, but what new insights have we gained in 2016 from research findings? MNT investigate.

Potential treatment for pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia found in a vitamin

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Scientists in Japan and the US have found that vitamin B3 nicotinamide may help treat pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia by preventing strokes and in some cases, even stimulating the...

Daily hour of yoga lowers blood pressure

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research presented in India suggests 1 hour of yoga each day significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension.

Clinic readings may underestimate blood pressure during daily activities

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research...

Field position may impact blood pressure in football players

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Football at the college-level is associated with increased blood pressure and changes in size, shape, structure and function of the heart, especially among linemen, according to a new study...

Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to...

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others?

Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.

High blood pressure: Global total almost doubles in 4 decades

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

The number of people with high blood pressure nearly doubled between 1975-2015, with developing countries seeing the largest rise, a new report reveals.

Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia and other disorders associated with cognitive decline.

Offspring may have higher risk for developing hypertension if their parents had hypertension before age 55

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

If your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55, you may be at higher risk for developing high blood pressure than if they developed hypertension at a later age, according to...

Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the...

Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help lower blood pressure in young, healthy adults

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Healthy young people may be able to help prevent the onset of high blood pressure by eating diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart...

Major artery more rigid in African-Americans, which may explain high rates of hypertension and heart disease

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center...

Kids continue to consume too much salt, putting them at risk

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year.