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    1. Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health

      Sept. 6, 2012 -- Much research has touted the health benefits that come from drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Now, a new study may extend some of these benefits to teetotalers. Non-alcoholic red wine may be even more effective at lowering blood pressure in men who are high risk for heart attac

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    2. Extra Vitamin C May Help Lower Blood Pressure

      April 20, 2012 -- Vitamin C supplements may help to lower blood pressure, a new study suggests. In this review study, scientists analyzed data from 29 different clinical trials and about 1,400 adults aged 22 to 74. The median dose of supplemental vitamin C taken by the study participants was 500 mil

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    3. Soy Nutrient May Lower Blood Pressure

      March 27, 2012 (Chicago) -- Nutrients called isoflavones -- found in soy, green tea, peanuts, and other plant foods -- may help to lower blood pressure. Researchers reported that news today at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting. The researchers studied data from more than 5,000 Amer

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    4. Common Cause of Dizziness May Spell Heart Trouble

      March 19, 2012 -- Blood pressure that drops when a person stands up may signal a higher risk for heart failure, a new study shows. If further research supports the study’s findings, a simple test that measures blood pressure change as a person gets to their feet may one day help doctors spot heart f

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    5. Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure in Overweight People

      Feb. 3, 2012 -- Looking for an unusual way to lower your blood pressure? Try an unusually colored potato. When overweight people included two servings of purple potatoes a day in their diet for a month, they not only reduced their blood pressure, they also didn't gain weight in the process, a small

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    6. Should Blood Pressure Be Taken in Both Arms?

      Jan. 30, 2012 -- Differences in blood pressure readings taken from the left and right arms may be a sign of heart and blood vessel disease and death risk, according to a new review of recent research. Researchers found that a difference of 15 points or more in the readings between the left and right

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    7. Drinking Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure

      Jan. 24, 2012 -- Lowering your blood pressure may a major factor behind the many health benefits of tea. A new study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points. That may not sound like much. But researchers say even sm

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    8. High-Normal Blood Pressure Raises Heart Risks in Men

      Jan. 17, 2012 -- Having high blood pressure in middle age is a major risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and now new research links high-normal-range blood pressure with an increase in risk. More than 2 million mostly older Americans have the heart rhythm disorder known as

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    9. Midlife Blood Pressure Predicts Future Heart Risk

      Dec. 19, 2011 -- Increases and decreases in blood pressure during middle age and even earlier in adulthood can significantly affect heart attack and stroke risk later in life, a new study shows. The analysis of data from seven studies involving more than 61,000 people is one of the most comprehensiv

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    10. Treating Prehypertension With Medication May Lower Stroke Risk

      Dec. 8, 2011 -- If your blood pressure is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered high blood pressure, then you have prehypertension. And that means you may have a higher risk for stroke and heart disease. Now, new research shows that blood pressure-lowering pills may help lower the

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