High Blood Pressure

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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.

Lipoic Acid (ALA) Could Reduce Atherosclerosis, Weight Gain

A new study has discovered that supplements of lipoic acid can inhibit formation of arterial lesions, lower triglycerides, and reduce blood vessel inflammation and weight gain - all key issues for addressing cardiovascular disease.

Researchers Discover Link Between Common Sleep Disorder and High Blood Pressure

An international team of researchers has found evidence that people suffering from moderate to severe cases of restless legs syndrome (RLS) are at significantly increased risk for developing hypertension.

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.

New Research Casts Doubt Over Heart Disease Treatments

Some treatments for high blood pressure could be increasing the risk of heart attacks and causing more people to need cardiac pacemakers, according to new research findings.

Special Chiropractic Adjustment Lowers Blood Pressure

A study of individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebraand high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly.

Interfering with Vagal Nerve Activity Prevents Diabetes and Hypertension in Study

Interrupting nerve signals to the liver can prevent diabetes and hypertension in mice, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine.

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.

ACE Inhibitors Reduce Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetics with High Blood Pressure

In diabetic patients with hypertension, ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related kidney disease, independent of their effect in lowering blood pressure, reports a study in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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.

Beta-Blocker Drugs Found To Promote Diabetes

New research indicates that taking beta-blocker drugs to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, compared to newer drugs.

Key Fat and Cholesterol Cell Regulator Identified, Promising Target

Researchers have identified how a molecular switch regulates fat and cholesterol production, a step that may help advance treatments for metabolic syndrome, the constellation of diseases that includes high cholesterol, obesity, type II diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Study: Increased Nighttime Blood Pressure May Be Linked To Higher Risk For Congestive Heart...

Having a relatively high blood pressure level at night may increase the risk for congestive heart failure, according to a study in the June 28 issue of JAMA.

Door To Potential Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes Opens

Researchers have identified an unsuspected role of a protein named SHP-1 that could constitute a new therapeutic path against Type 2 Diabetes.

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.

“Stepped-Up” Care Improves Blood Pressure Control

A new review of evidence suggests that a "stepped-up" care approach can lower blood pressure for patients who haven't achieved good control of their hypertension.

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