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  1. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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  2. BP Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to quickly check your blood pressure while you're out shopping this summer, know that your reading might not be accurate if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

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  3. Exercise and High Blood Pressure

    Keeping your blood pressure in check isn't just about cutting back on salt. It's also about moving more and committing to a more active life. If you're new to exercise, you have a lot of options, whether it's hiking with your family, swimming at a local pool, joining a club sports team, trying yoga,

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  4. Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain in Old Age

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke. But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse me

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  5. Heart Risks May Depend on Which BP Number Is High

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows. In a blood pressure reading, systolic pre

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  6. Using Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest. In one study, researchers who did a sweep of YouTube videos on high

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  7. BP Guidelines May Take Millions of People Off Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines, according to a new study. In February, the Eighth Joint National Committee released con

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  8. Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients' blood pressure readings are notably higher when they're taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds. This link between doctors and higher blood pressure readings is known as the "white coat effect,"

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  9. Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adopting a vegetarian diet may help people shave points off their blood pressure, a large study from Japan suggests. The research, a review of 39 studies that included almost 22,000 people, found vegetarians had blood pre

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  10. High BP in Young Adults, Heart Trouble Later?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-somethings with even mildly elevated blood pressure may face an increased risk of clogged heart arteries by middle age, a long-term U.S. study finds. The study, which tracked nearly 4,700 people, found that even "pre-h

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