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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Posted October 16, 2013

Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or “prehypertension,” according to new research. The finding is reported in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.

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Purple Potatoes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted October 15, 2013

You may have seen them furrowing some ‘brows at local markets, but if you’re a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of person, you’ll be delighted to learn that the once-again-popular purple potato stands to confer some significant heart health benefits.

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Hypocaloric diet supplemented with probiotic cheese improves body mass index and blood pressure indices of obese hypertensive patients – a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study

Posted October 13, 2013

Gut lactobacilli can affect the metabolic functions of healthy humans. We tested whether a 1500 kcal/d diet supplemented with cheese containing the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum TENSIA (Deutsche Sammlung fur Mikroorganismen, DSM 21380) could reduce some symptoms of metabolic syndrome in Russian adults with obesity and hypertension.

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Herbs for effective blood pressure management

Posted October 9, 2013

One in three adults in the United States today has high blood pressure, medically referred to as hypertension. However, lots of people are not even aware they have this condition, simply because it has no warning signs and symptoms. It is typically caused by improper diet, smoking and alcohol abuse. When high blood pressure occurs along with increased levels of blood sugar and cholesterol, it could cause severe damage to the vital organs of the body. Nevertheless, this is now easy to detect and manage clinically and naturally.

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Exercise May Cut Hypertension Risk

Posted October 2, 2013

Individuals with higher levels of recreational physical activity carried a lower risk of developing hypertension over the long term, a meta-analysis showed. Over a median follow-up of nearly a decade, the risk of developing hypertension was significantly lower for those with a moderate level of activity (relative risk 0.89, 95% CI 0.85-0.94) and a high level of activity (RR 0.81, 95% CI 0.76-0.85) compared with those with a low level, according to Wei Ma, MD, PhD, of Shandong University in Jinan, China, and colleagues.

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Yoga Found to Lower High Blood Pressure

Posted October 1, 2013

On medication for high blood pressure? What if you found out you could potentially reduce the amount of drugs you take or gradually do away with them altogether? An estimated 76 million adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), a health risk associated with heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases, such as stroke or embolism. Most high blood pressure cases are “treated” using drugs that simply mask symptoms — dangerous medications that can result in kidney damage, digestive disorders and loss of vision. But a new study indicates that yoga may be the alternative we’ve been waiting for.

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Grape seed given hypertension thumbs up: Unpublished data

Posted September 20, 2013

Researchers say that Indena’s new grape seed procyanidins (GSP) product – now only using water as extraction solvent – is effective in blood pressure management when coupled with lifestyle factors.

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Treat Hypertension With a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted August 29, 2013

Hypertension or high blood pressure is described as a chronic medical condition characterized by elevated blood pressure in the arteries. Hypertension is becoming a serious threat across the world and is called the ‘silent killer’. Owing to the fast pace of lives today, surmounting competition in practically every field, food adulteration and other serious lifestyle alterations that have crept in our lives, cases of hypertension are rising every day.

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Walking to work cuts risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

Posted August 6, 2013

People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people get to work, using data from a survey of 20,000 people across the UK.

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Treat hypertension naturally with vitamin D: Study

Posted August 1, 2013

It seems the most studied and tested vitamin these days is vitamin D. Never mind that it is considered by many to not be a true vitamin. Some consider it more of a prohormone, which is an interglandular hormone precursor.

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