High Blood Pressure

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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.

Task Force Issues Two Recommendations on Screening for Diabetes in Adults and Pregnant Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that adults with high blood pressure or high cholesterol be screened for Type 2 diabetes.

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.

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.

Low-Sodium Diet Does Not Raise Blood Cholesterol Levels

Reducing the amount of sodium in a person's diet does not increase blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Gap Widens Between Optimal Versus Actual Cholesterol Levels

An estimated 63 million adults have low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels higher than what would be ideal as recommended.

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.
Blood Pressure Target for Diabetic

Blood Pressure Target for Diabetics Challenged

New change in the target blood pressure for diabetics by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare may lead to more patients suffering...

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.

Exercise and Weight Loss Reduces Excess Insulin and Lowers Blood Pressure in Syndrome X

Exercising and losing weight can significantly reduce the overproduction of insulin and lower the blood pressure of patients with Syndrome X.

High Blood Pressure Common, Undertreated in Diabetes

High blood pressure affects 71 percent of people with diabetes but few of them receive adequate treatment to achieve recommended levels, according to a new study.

Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All

The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results.
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...

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.

Lowering Blood Pressure Doesn’t Prevent Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Lowering blood pressure does not appear to prevent cognitive or dementia-related disorders, a desired effect in light of the large number of elderly adults who suffer from both cognitive impairment and hypertension.

FDA Approves Avapro for Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease in People With High Blood...

FDA has approved Avapro for a new indication: the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in people who have hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

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