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  1. Sweetener May Lower Blood Pressure

    Nov. 20, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- An artificial sweetener that's been shown to help people shed unwanted pounds may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with mild or borderline high blood pressure, Chinese researchers report. The sugar substitute is called oligofructose, or OFS.

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  2. High Fructose Intake May Raise Blood Pressure

    Oct. 30, 2009 -- Eating too much of  the sweetener fructose, found in sugary soft drinks, bakery goods, and candy, could be driving up your blood pressure, even if your blood pressure is typically healthy, according to a new study. ''High fructose intake is linked to high blood pressure," says resea

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  3. Does Vitamin D Protect Against High BP?

    Sept. 24, 2009 -- Women who do not have enough vitamin D before menopause may have an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure years later, new research suggests. Vitamin D deficiency before age 45 was associated with a threefold increased risk for hypertension in midlife. Researchers analyze

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  4. Gout Drug May Lower Blood Pressure

    Sept. 23, 2009 -- A new study suggests a direct link between a high-sugar diet and high blood pressure, and researchers say the finding may lead to a novel way to treat hypertension. Middle-aged men who took part in the study showed significant increases in blood pressure after eating a high-sugar d

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  5. New Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise

    Sept. 15, 2009 -- As many as 30% of patients with hypertension fail to achieve their target blood pressures levels with treatment, but an experimental drug may help them hit their blood pressure goals. In a newly reported study, patients whose blood pressure remained high despite very aggressive tre

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  6. Denny's Sued Over Salty Food

    July 23, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is suing the national restaurant chain Denny's, claiming the restaurant has too much sodium in its food. In a statement, Denny's calls the lawsuit "frivolous" and says its nutrition information is posted on its web site.

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  7. 6 Lifestyle Steps to Cut Hypertension Risk

    July 21, 2009 -- High blood pressure contributes to more excess deaths in women than any other preventable factor. But following a healthy lifestyle could lower women's risk of high blood pressure by as much as 80%. In a new study, women achieved that reduction in risk by taking these healthy lifest

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  8. Cut Hypertension Drugs With Low-Salt Diet

    July 20, 2009 -- Lowering daily salt intake may reduce the need to prescribe additional medications to control high blood pressure, according to a new study. Patients with resistant hypertension are those who take three or more medicines to try and control their blood pressure, but their readings ar

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  9. Vegetable Protein Lowers Blood Pressure

    July 6, 2009 - A new study shows that an amino acid known as glutamic acid, which is found in greater amounts in vegetable protein, is associated with lower blood pressure.   This builds on other research linking higher intake of vegetable protein to lower blood pressure. Researchers say the finding

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  10. White-Coat Hypertension Not Benign

    June 29, 2009 -- New research suggests that approximately one in six adults exhibit "white-coat" hypertension, meaning that their blood pressure is high when their doctor checks it, but normal the rest of the time. Additionally, close to one in 10 people have a less well understood condition known a

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