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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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