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    1. Gout Drug Cuts Teen High Blood Pressure

      Aug. 26, 2008 -- The drug allopurinol, often prescribed to lower uric acid levels in adults who suffer the painful arthritic condition known as gout, also appears to help lower high blood pressure in teens, according to a new study. However, the study's lead author emphasizes he is not suggesting th

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    2. Prehypertension by Age 35 Clogs Arteries

      July 14, 2008 -- Young adults with prehypertension (blood pressure measurements slightly above normal) are more likely to have clogged arteries later in life. The American Heart Association defines prehypertension as a systolic (top) blood pressure measurement of 120 to 139 mmHg or a diastolic (bott

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    3. Overweight? Cocoa May Cut Blood Pressure

      July 11, 2008 -- Cocoa, either in a dark chocolate bar or as a hot drink, may reduce blood pressure in overweight adults. That's what happened in a recent study of 45 healthy adults with BMI (body mass index) near the borderline between overweight and obese. The researchers -- who included David L.

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    4. Lower Blood Pressure Just a Click Away?

      June 24, 2008 -- Is there a better way to manage high blood pressure? Keeping track of your high blood pressure may be as simple as going online. A new study shows that web users who chatted with a pharmacist online and checked blood pressure at home controlled hypertension (high blood pressure) bet

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    5. High Blood Pressure in Kids Can Linger

      June 17, 2008 -- Problems with high blood pressure that start in childhood may last a lifetime. A new review of research confirms that children with elevated blood pressure levels are more likely to have high blood pressure, or hypertension, as adults. "The blood pressure tracking data indicate that

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    6. Add to To-Do List: Check Blood Pressure

      May 22, 2008 -- You know your blood pressure, right? Most people have their blood pressure checked at the doctor's office or the pharmacy. But if yours is high or borderline high, if you are in your 70s or older, or if you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may want to start checking your blood pr

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    7. Relax to Music, Ease Blood Pressure

      May 15, 2008 -- Blood pressure a bit too high? Spending half an hour a day listening to music and breathing slowly may help. That's what happened in a new Italian study of 28 adults taking drugs to control their mild high blood pressure (hypertension). First, the patients wore a device that tracked

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    8. Statins Lower Blood Pressure

      April 11, 2008 -- Chalk up another potential benefit to taking statins. A newly released study shows that the cholesterol-lowering drugs also help to lower blood pressure. Study authors say it's the first time research has shown that statins work this way in the body. Researchers looked at 973 men a

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    9. Lotrel Cuts Heart, Stroke, Death Risk

      March 31, 2008 (Chicago) -- A tablet that contains two different types of blood-pressure-lowering medications cuts the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death by one-fifth, when compared with an older combination drug, researchers report. The drug, Lotrel, proved so effective at preventing cardiovasc

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    10. Diet, Weight Drug May Curb Hypertension

      March 24, 2008 -- Losing weight with a healthy diet or with the weight loss drug Xenical may ease high blood pressure, according to a new research review. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight helps treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). And a healthy diet and active lifestyle are

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