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  1. High Blood Pressure Prevalent, but Better Controlled

    May 25, 2010 -- Half of Americans with high blood pressure now have the condition under control, but more and more Americans are coming down with the dangerous condition. For a long time, it didn't look as though Americans would reach the U.S. Healthy People 2010 goal of having 50% of people control

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  2. Cut Back on Sodas to Lower Blood Pressure

    May 24, 2010 -- Cutting back on sugary sodas and other sweet beverages may help lower blood pressure, according to new research in Circulation. Previous studies have linked sugary beverages to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increase the risk for hear

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  3. New Combo Drug May Cut Blood Pressure

    March 16, 2010 - Marrying a new blood-pressure-lowering drug to an old one results in a new drug that works better than either drug alone, a manufacturer-sponsored clinical trial suggests. Novartis's AHU377 is a new kind of blood pressure drug called a vasopeptidase inhibitor. A previous drug in thi

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  4. Occasional High Blood Pressure Risky, Too?

    March 11, 2010 -- Occasional high blood pressure readings are often dismissed as nothing to worry about, but a new study suggests this episodic high blood pressure is a strong predictor of strokes. ''We have shown that it is variations in people's blood pressure rather than the average level that pr

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  5. DASH Diet Fuels the Brain

    March 8, 2010 -- A diet designed to help lower blood pressure may also boost brainpower. A new study shows the DASH diet in combination with regular exercise improved mental activity by 30% in overweight adults compared with those who didn’t diet or exercise. The DASH diet was developed by the Dieta

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  6. Experts: U.S. Is Neglecting Hypertension

    Feb. 22, 2010 -- One out of every three American adults has high blood pressure, or hypertension. One of every six American adults will die from complications related to hypertension, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, making it a leading cause of death in this country. Yet, according

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  7. Cutting Salt as Good as Quitting Smoking

    Jan. 22, 2010 -- Cutting U.S. salt intake by just half a teaspoon a day would prevent up to 92,000 deaths, 99,000 heart attacks, and 66,000 strokes -- a benefit as big as smoking cessation. That's the prediction from computer models that used real clinical data to predict the effects of small reduct

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  8. Sweetener May Lower Blood Pressure

    Nov. 20, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- An artificial sweetener that's been shown to help people shed unwanted pounds may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with mild or borderline high blood pressure, Chinese researchers report. The sugar substitute is called oligofructose, or OFS.

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  9. High Fructose Intake May Raise Blood Pressure

    Oct. 30, 2009 -- Eating too much of  the sweetener fructose, found in sugary soft drinks, bakery goods, and candy, could be driving up your blood pressure, even if your blood pressure is typically healthy, according to a new study. ''High fructose intake is linked to high blood pressure," says resea

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  10. Does Vitamin D Protect Against High BP?

    Sept. 24, 2009 -- Women who do not have enough vitamin D before menopause may have an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure years later, new research suggests. Vitamin D deficiency before age 45 was associated with a threefold increased risk for hypertension in midlife. Researchers analyze

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