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  1. Nitrates Lower Blood Pressure

    Dec. 27, 2006 -- A type of nutrient found in vegetables like spinach and lettuce may be Mother Nature's way of keeping blood pressure in check. A small new study suggests the nitrates in many vegetables may keep blood vessels healthy and lower blood pressure. Previous studies have shown that a diet

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  2. Long Hours Up High Blood Pressure Risk

    Aug. 28, 2006 - The more hours you work, the greater your risk of high blood pressure high blood pressure. That finding comes from a 2001 telephone survey of more than 24,000 California workers analyzed by Haiou Yang, PhD; Dean Baker, MD, MPH; and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine.

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  3. Blood Pressure and Alcohol: Should You or Shouldn't You?

    Has a daily drink replaced the apple a day as a way to keep the doctor away? Scientists have long touted the heart benefits of drinking small amounts of alcohol. Newer studies have credited moderate drinking with everything from helping to keep our minds sharp as we age to lowering our risk of devel

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  4. Low-Fat Dairy Lowers Blood Pressure

    June 26, 2006 -- Much research in recent years has touted the benefits of eating dairy -- from trimming your tummy to deterring diabetes diabetes. Now a new study shows eating low-fat dairy can lower blood pressure. It also shows eating low-fat dairy as part of a super low-fat diet can lower blood p

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  5. Blood Pressure Drugs Counter Cancer?

      May 23, 2006 -- Certain cancers may be less common among people taking a type of blood pressure drug called ACE inhibitors, new studies show. "ACE" stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. ACE inhibitors widen or dilate the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow. The dru

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  6. Blood Pressure and Women's Sex Drive

    May 19, 2006 -- It is well known that men with high blood pressure high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing sexual dysfunction and now new research shows that the same holds for women. The new findings were presented Friday at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society

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  7. Spirituality May Help Blood Pressure

    May 18, 2006 (New York City) -- Add lower blood pressure to the list of reasons to say your prayers. A new study of more than 5,300 African-Americans shows that religion and spirituality may help to keep blood pressure under control. The study, the largest on the topic in blacks to date, showed that

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  8. Senior Moment? Check Blood Pressure

    May 17, 2006 -- Those senior moments you experience from time to time may actually be a result of exaggerations in your blood pressure variability, according to new research presented Wednesday at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH 2006) in New York City.

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  9. Job Stress May Not Up Blood Pressure

    May 9, 2006 -- A fight with your boss may get your blood pumping for a little while, but a new study suggests that the much-publicized effects of job stress stress on high blood pressure high blood pressure may be full of hot air. The review of 48 studies on job stress and blood pressure showed that

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  10. Skimpy Sleep May Up Blood Pressure

    April 3, 2006 -- Middle-aged adults may help their blood pressure by getting at least six nightly hours of sleep. In Hypertension , experts report that middle-aged adults are more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) if they slept less than six hours per night. Blood pressu

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