High Blood Pressure

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To Get Blood Pressure Under Control, Combination of Medicines May Be Best

Single-tablet combinations of drugs may be what it takes to get blood pressure under control, even in people with moderate hypertension.

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.

Female Hormones Found to Protect Against Harmful Effects of Fructose

Groundbreaking study in female mice links estrogen, lower blood pressure, and insulin resistance, despite a high fructose diet.
Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet Recall

Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Used for Hypertension and Edema

Unichem is recalling 25mg Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after a report that a Clopidogrel tablet was found in a bottle of the product. It can be...

High-Fat Fast-Food Breakfast Produces Rush Of Inflammatory Factors Into Blood Stream

A breakfast of Egg McMuffin and hash browns may taste good, but its high-fat, high-carbohydrate content wreaks havoc in the body's blood vessels.

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.

Evidence that Sugar has a Direct Effect on Risk Factors for Heart Disease and...

Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain.

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.
Recall of Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medicines - Valsartan

Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medicines

Recall of several medicines containing valsartan, which includes hypertension and heart failure drugs such as Teva, Major, Actavis and more.

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.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

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.
High magnesium foods for diabetes health

Magnesium Improves Diabetes-Related Health, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Weight and More

Beneficial relationship found between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes, affecting metabolic syndrome risk, obesity and weight, blood pressure, and HDL (good) cholesterol. Learn...

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...

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.

Study: Certain Antihypertensive Drugs May Facilitate and/or Prevent Diabetes While Others Increase Risk

Researchers have found significant differences between antihypertensive drugs and their effect on developing diabetes.

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