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    1. High-Fiber Diet May Fight High Blood Pressure

      March 4, 2005 -- Bulking up on fiber may help people keep their blood pressure under control, a new study shows. Researchers tallied the results of 25 studies on the effects of dietary fiber on blood pressure and found that a high-fiber diet was associated with a significant reduction in blood press

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    2. Top 10 Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

      Simple lifestyle changes make a difference.

    3. Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most

      Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans. Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming disparities in health care. It means investments targe

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    4. Daily Activity Cuts Blood Pressure Risk

      Jan. 26, 2005 -- Moving just a little bit more than usual could really help your blood pressure. Middle-aged men are most likely to avoid high blood pressure if their days are active, a new Japanese study shows. Nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure -- a heart disease and stroke ri

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    5. Are Genes Key to High Blood Pressure in Blacks?

      Jan. 24, 2005 -- Small genetic differences may be the root of high blood pressure risk in African-Americans, new research shows. While blacks have long been known to have higher tendency toward high blood pressure, getting to the crux of the problem has been difficult. It's not been clear which fact

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    6. Cold Weather Can Raise Blood Pressure

      Jan. 19, 2005 -- Want an easy, inexpensive way to help avoid high blood pressure? Then bundle up this winter. Cold temperatures can raise blood pressure, say University of Florida researchers. For people with year-round high blood pressure, chilly weather can make matters worse, sending their blood

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    7. High Blood Pressure Set to Soar Worldwide

      Jan. 13, 2005 -- Twenty years from now, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide will have high blood pressure, new estimates show. If the prediction holds, it would mean a 60% increase since 2000. The skyrocketing statistics appear in The Lancet's Jan. 15 edition. They're based on two decades of glob

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    8. High Blood Pressure: The Invisible Health Risk

      It's 2005: Do you know what your blood pressure should be? Within the last two years, a number of new studies have led doctors to rethink their conclusions about what defines high blood pressure (hint: it's lower than you think), and the best approaches to treating this deceptively symptom-free dise

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    9. Genes Don't Explain Hypertension in Blacks

      Jan. 4, 2005 -- Genes probably don't deserve the blame for high blood pressure in African-Americans. Studies have consistently shown that in the U.S., African-Americans tend to have higher rates of high blood pressure than whites. However, the same isn't true of blacks overseas. According to the res

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    10. Alcohol Without Food Boosts Blood Pressure

      Dec. 21, 2004 -- Before you raise a toast or sip champagne this holiday season, grab a bite to eat. A new study shows that drinking alcohol without eating raises the chance of developing high blood pressure. Researchers learned that by studying the food-and-drink habits of more than 2,600 healthy, w

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