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Effect of Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol on Risk for Cognitive Decline in Diabetics

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study.

Men May Be at Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease When They Have Certain...

Among nearly 45,000 men who were followed up for more than two decades, those with the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes had an associated greater risk of developing PAD.

Risk of Using Rasilez with Certain Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

Researchers have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications.

Children With Diet Lower In Fat And Higher In Fiber May Lower Risk For...

Study shows dietary intervention in adolescence benefits glycemic control and blood pressure long-term.

Researchers Find Rising Levels of Hypertension in Older Mexican-Americans

A new study reveals that the prevalence of hypertension in older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States has increased in the last decade.

Study: Room Light Before Bedtime May Impact Sleep Quality, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

According to a recent study, exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis.

Grapes Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes, Study Shows

Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Scientists Discover a Gene that Ties Stress to Obesity and Diabetes

The constant stress that many are exposed to in our modern society may be taking a heavy toll: Anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic (substance exchange) disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and arteriosclerosis, have all been linked to stress.

Fat in the Liver, Not the Belly, is a Better Marker for Disease Risk

New findings suggest that it's not whether body fat is stored in the belly that affects metabolic risk factors for diabetes, high blood triglycerides and cardiovascular disease, but whether it collects in the liver.

Overweight Male Teens With Normal Blood Pressures Showing Signs of Heart Damage

Even while their blood pressures are still normal, overweight male teens may have elevated levels of a hormone known to increase pressures as well as early signs of heart damage.

Hypertension, Diabetes and Increased Carotid Artery Wall Thickness Means Increased Risk of Stroke

Increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT), which can cause heart attack and stroke in many patients, is significantly related to diabetes and hypertension.

Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in Women

Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

Study: Doctors Not Always Sure When to Treat BP in People with Diabetes

A new study finds that even when people with diabetes show up in their doctor's office with a high blood pressure reading, there's only a 50-50 chance that each of them will get some sort of attention for it.

Two-Drug Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

An international blood pressure study comparing two single-pill drug combinations has yielded results so significant that the study has been stopped early - and the researchers say their findings might alter the way high blood pressure is treated worldwide.

Antioxidants, Blood Sugar, Type 2 Diabetes, Red Wine, Tea, Polyphenolics

Food scientists have found that certain antioxidants found in red wine and tea may help regulate the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes by inhibiting the action of alpha-glucosidase that controls the absorption of glucose from the small intestine, and protect the body from complications such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

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