High Blood Pressure

Current news, research and studies about high blood pressure (or hypertension), including anxiety, stress, sodium, diet, hypertension, niacin, and more.

High Blood Pressure and Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

World's largest study finds that long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher blood pressure, and that traffic noise is also linked to...

Salt Intake Strongly Associated With Obesity

A study published in the journal "Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases" refutes the frequently repeated claims that a comprehensive salt reduction would not produce any overall health benefits, or would even increase diseases and shorten the life-span.

Ethnic, Gender Differences in Blood Pressure Also Seen in Youth

Even among healthy adolescents, differences exist between ethnic and gender groups that may predict high blood pressure without an identifiable cause, suggest the results of a study of black and white males and females.

American Heart Association Updates Heart Attack, Stroke Prevention Guidelines

To avert a first heart attack or stroke, physicians should routinely assess patients' general risk of cardiovascular disease beginning at age 20, according to new American Heart Association recommendations.

Dieting and Medication May Reduce High Blood Pressure

Adults with hypertension may be able to lower their weight and their blood pressure by following a weight-loss diet or using the medication orlistat.

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.
Recall Blood Pressure and Heart Medicine

Recall Expands for Various Heart and Blood Pressure Medications Nationwide

Recent recall of drugs used for high blood pressure and heart failure has been expanded to include all lots, including Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide.

Study Says: Eat Out, Get High Blood Pressure

Read the results of the first ever study to show a link between eating out and high blood pressure, or hypertension. A recent study on...

Study: Making Multiple Lifestyle Changes Is Beneficial, Achievable In Lowering High Blood Pressure

Men and women with elevated blood pressure who make healthy lifestyle changes and sustain them for up to a year and a half can substantially reduce their rates of high blood pressure and potentially decrease their heart disease risk.

High Blood Pressure Has Stronger Effect on Mental Function in Blacks

Not only does high blood pressure adversely affect mental functioning, but the correlation appears to be stronger among African-Americans than among whites, researchers report.

Study: Obamacare Improving Management of Diabetes and Other Conditions

Study shows major positive benefits from improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, like diabetes, resulting from the expansion of health insurance coverage due...

Study Finds Traditional Diuretics Work Better Than Newer Medicines for Treating Hypertension

Less costly, traditional diuretics work better than newer medicines to treat high blood pressure and prevent some forms of heart disease.

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.

Genes Play a Role in Heart Function, May Determine Who Develops Heart Failure

Genes play a significant role in heart function, and may partly determine who develops the most common form of heart failure.

Babies Fond of Salt Have Higher Blood Pressure, a Grandparent with Hypertension

Within three days of birth some babies exhibit a unique response to salty taste – and the response is strongest in babies who have at least one grandparent with a history of hypertension.
Portfolio Diet and Heart Disease

Portfolio Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Heart Disease, Hypertension and More

The portfolio diet lowers cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides, inflammation, angina and more.

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