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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Get Your Blood Pressure Under Control Naturally

Posted October 12, 2010

The American Heart Association reports that one out of every three adults suffers with elevated blood pressure. Thatís a serious problem. One third of our population is at risk of heart trouble. Whatís worse, many of them donít even know it.

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Omega-3 may improve cardio measures in overweight teens: Study

Posted September 24, 2010

Daily supplements of the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may improve blood pressure levels in slightly overweight teenage boys. Blood pressure reductions in order of 3 mmHg were observed following 16 weeks of consumption of omega-3 fortified bread by overweight boys going through their adolescent growth spurt, according to new findings.

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This low-sugar fruit cuts your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure

Posted September 24, 2010

Two new studies add to the growing body of research about the many health benefits of consuming blueberries. Researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) have found that blueberries help to prevent obesity-related insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes, while researchers from Oklahoma State University (OSU) have found similar success in using blueberries to prevent hypertension.

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The health benefits of beetroot

Posted September 23, 2010

A 2009 study by the British University of Exeter found that drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and allows people to exercise for up to 16% longer. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, suggests that the high levels of nitrate in beetroot reduces the uptake of oxygen during exercise making it less tiring.

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Omega-3 bioavailability: Scientists lift the lid on which forms work best

Posted September 22, 2010

Omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride form may be the most bioavailable, compared, according to a new study omega-3 pioneer Jorn Dyerberg. Dr Dyerberg and his Danish co-workers report that the bioavailability of omega-3s in the re-esterified triglyceride was 50 percent higher that omega-3 in the form of free fatty acids or ethyl esters, according to new findings.

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Low-Carb Diets Beat Low-Fat for Heart Health

Posted September 20, 2010

The debate continues: Which is better for lasting weight lossólow-carb or low-fat diets? A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that both diets can help you lose weight and keep it off (when accompanied by a support program), but low-carb diets may actually be better for your heart.

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The use of a commercial vegetable juice as a practical means to increase vegetable intake

Posted September 19, 2010

Recommendations for daily dietary vegetable intake were increased in the 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines as consumption of a diet rich in vegetables has been associated with lower risk of certain chronic health disorders including cardiovascular disease. However, vegetable consumption in the United States has declined over the past decade; consequently, the gap between dietary recommendations and vegetable intake is widening.

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Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Posted September 18, 2010

Eating a diet designed to combat high blood pressure may also help prevent kidney stones, researchers report. They examined the effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, dairy products, and whole grains, and low in sweetened beverages and red and processed meats.

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Call for Increased Potassium Intake to Lower BP, Cut Deaths

Posted September 16, 2010

Dutch scientists are highlighting the fact that most people around the world eat too little potassium; upping consumption to the recommended level of 4.7 g per day would lower population systolic blood pressure by up to 3.2 mm Hg, thereby reducing stroke mortality by 8% to 15% and heart disease mortality by 6% to 11%, they have estimated.

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Research Finds Good Salt Consumption Can Reduce Population Blood Pressure Levels

Posted September 15, 2010

An increased intake of ‘good’ potassium salts could contribute significantly to improving blood pressure at the population level, according to new research. The favourable effect brought about by potassium is even estimated to be comparable with the blood pressure reduction achievable by halving the intake of ‘bad’ sodium salts (mostly from table salt).

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