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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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Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.

Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Plant-based diets can prevent the onset of heart disease, but eating unwholesome plant foods can have the opposite effect, researchers find.

Preeclampsia: New study documents its enormous economic and health burden

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that may occur during pregnancy, can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby.

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2...

L-arginine: Potential benefits, side effects, and risks

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is L-arginine and what are the benefits? Learn about the natural ways to get enough L-arginine, as well as its potential complications.

Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and foetal death.

Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music -- these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in...

Smaller dose combos of blood pressure meds may be effective with fewer side effects

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications appear to be effective in treating hypertension and result in fewer side effects for patients than a single dose of one drug...

Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...

Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their...

Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications.

Veterans with PTSD have an increased 'fight or flight' response

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published in The Journal of...

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Heart disease risks experienced in childhood impact cognition later in life

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking have long been associated with cognitive deficiencies in adults.

Diabetes and hypertension: What is the relationship?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is linked to diabetes, and each condition can make the other worse. How can people reduce the associated risks?

Energy drinks linked to more heart, blood pressure changes than caffeinated drinks alone

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Drinking 32 ounces of a commercially available energy drink resulted in more profound changes in the heart's electrical activity and blood pressure than drinking 32 ounces of a control drink with...

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Over recent years, salt has been labelled as a hypertension-causing monster. A new study asks whether this accusation might be somewhat overblown.

'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.

Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though the exact cascade of events leading to preeclampsia is unknown, reduced blood flow to the placenta (placental ischemia) is commonly thought to be a factor that contributes to the development...

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...