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  1. Europeans Have Much More Hypertension

    May 13, 2003 -- A dramatic difference in blood pressure measurements appears to explain why Europeans suffer fatal strokes far more often than North Americans. A newly reported study shows the prevalence of hypertension to be 60% higher in Europe than in the United States or Canada. High blood press

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  2. Alcohol Linked With High Blood Pressure

    May 8, 2003 -- A drink or two at happy hour -- or with dinner -- may be associated with a higher risk of having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That's the finding from a large study done on Chinese men and women presented at an American Heart Association meeting. The study involved

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  3. Sesame Oil Benefits Blood Pressure

    April 28, 2003 -- It's tasty. It's good for you. Now there's another sesame oil benefit: It may lower high blood pressure.   Sesame oil is one of those vegetable oils that are good for you. Most nutritionists like it for two reasons. First, it's rich in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) -- the

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  4. Motivation Key to Blood Pressure Control

    April 22, 2003 -- Individually, lifestyle factors such as weight loss, regular exercise, and limited sodium, alcohol, and dietary fat have all been shown to help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. But in studying how a combination of all these lifestyle factors can help reduce blood

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  5. Statins Not Just for Cholesterol Anymore

    April 2, 2003 -- Even people with normal cholesterol can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs if they have other risk factors for heart disease, according to a major new study. Researchers say far more people should be on the cholesterol-lowering drugs k

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  6. Lead Levels Linked to Blood Pressure

    March 25, 2003 -- Exposure to lead at levels well below federal safety standards may still be enough to raise the blood pressure of older women. A new study shows that women approaching menopause as well as postmenopausal women may be especially vulnerable to the long-term effects of lead exposure a

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  7. Blacks Have More Hypertension Eye Damage

    March 24, 2003 -- Eye damage caused by high blood pressure -- hypertension -- is twice as likely among African Americans, a new study shows. The study appears in this month's issue of the journal Hypertension. In it, authors detail their investigation of retinopathy -- damage to small blood vessels

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  8. Know Your Blood Pressure

    March 24, 2003 -- When it comes to high blood pressure, what you don't know can hurt you, and it turns out most older Americans know less than they should. A nationwide survey of people over 50 found that limited awareness was more of a barrier to blood pressure control than the cost of high blood p

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  9. Treating Hypertension 'Naturally'

    "Meditation, not medication," is the advice Robert Schneider, MD, gives when it comes to high blood pressure treatment. It's not his only advice, but it's right up there at the top of his list. Schneider, dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at the Maharishi University of Management in Fa

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  10. New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Blacks

    March 10, 2003 -- Blacks are more than three times as likely to die of complications from high blood pressure and merit more aggressive treatment, according to a new report. Researchers say current treatment strategies have failed African Americans, and for the first time new treatment guidelines ha

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