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    1. Zapping Kidney Nerves Lowers Stubborn High Blood Pressure

      Nov. 17, 2010 (Chicago) -- An experimental device that destroys nerves near the kidney helped to lower blood pressure in people whose hypertension remained out of control despite treatment with an average of five drugs, Australian researchers report. In a six-month study of about 100 people, systoli

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    2. More People Aware They Have High Blood Pressure

      Oct. 27, 2010 -- High blood pressure is a major health problem in the U.S., but the good news is that the number of people who know they have the condition has been increasing dramatically, the CDC says in a new report. A health concern in the U.S. for years has been a lack of awareness among many p

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    3. Americans Still Reaching for the Salt Shaker

      Oct. 20, 2010 -- Despite constant pleas by public health experts to hold the salt, the sodium intake of the U.S. population hasn't decreased over the past 46 years, according to a new review. Most of us eat a lot more sodium than is recommended, says researcher Adam Bernstein, MD, ScD, a research fe

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    4. Coffee May Combat High Blood Pressure

      Sept.1, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Older people with high blood pressure who drink one to two cups of coffee a day have more elastic blood vessels than people who drink less or more, Greek researchers report. As we age, our blood vessels get stiffer, and that's thought to increase the risk of high

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    5. Study: High-Fructose Diets May Raise Blood Pressure

      July 1, 2010 -- Foods and beverages with high amounts of fructose from added sugar may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. A type o

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    6. 90% in U.S. Get Too Much Sodium; 5 Foods Blamed

      June 24, 2010 -- Five high-sodium foods -- not all of them salty tasting -- are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day. New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels. Where's all that sodium coming from? From sa

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    7. Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer

      June 14, 2010 -- A group of medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and kidney damage caused by diabetes have been linked to a small increase in the risk of developing cancer, according to a study. Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) work by blocking angiotensin II, a

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    8. Low Fitness in Youth Linked to Hypertension

      June 1, 2010 -- Young adults who don't get enough physical and aerobic exercise increase their risk of having high blood pressure later in life, a new study shows. Researchers who analyzed 20 years worth of data conclude that a "substantial" proportion of high blood pressure cases are associated wit

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    9. 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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    10. 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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