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  1. Dark Chocolate May Cut High Blood Pressure

    July 18, 2005 -- Taming high blood pressure could be downright delicious. Dark chocolate might help fight high blood pressure, new research shows. The benefit could stem from flavonoids, write the researchers. Flavonoids are natural antioxidants found in chocolate, tea, red wine, and many fruits and

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  2. Better Blood Pressure, Longer Life?

    June 28, 2005 -- Controlling blood pressure may lengthen life and keep heart disease away. That may sound familiar. Now, researchers are driving the message home. Men and women with normal blood pressure at age 50 lived five more years than those with higher blood pressure. They also avoided heart d

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  3. Elderly Often Skip Blood Pressure Pills

    June 27, 2005 -- Seniors may be more likely to take medications for diseases that produce noticeable symptoms rather than treat high blood pressure --- the "silent killer." High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it has no symptoms. The condition dramatically raises the risk of hea

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  4. Father's Life Span Linked to Blood Pressure

    May 2, 2005 -- A father's longevity may influence his adult children's blood pressure, say French researchers. However, maternal longevity doesn't show the same pattern, say experts from INSERM, France's national health and medical research agency. "These results indicate that there are dynamic and

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  5. Both Beer, Red Wine Raise Blood Pressure

    April 18, 2005 -- Beer and red wine can raise your blood pressure, but researchers say alcohol is still heart healthy in the right amount. It's well known that alcohol can raise blood pressure, blood pressure, but it's been unclear if different types of alcohol have the same effect, says Renate R. Z

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  6. Exercise Alone No High Blood Pressure Cure

    April 12, 2005 -- A vigorous-intensity exercise program has many benefits for older people. But curing high blood pressure doesn't seem to be one of them. The finding comes from a research team including Kerry J. Stewart, EdD, director of the research exercise physiology program at Johns Hopkins Uni

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  7. Water Pill Works Best for High Blood Pressure

    April 5, 2005 -- African-Americans are roughly three times as likely as whites to die of illnesses caused by high blood pressure. Their increased risk is so great that what defines good blood pressure control is now lower for African-Americans good blood pressure control is now lower for African-Ame

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  8. Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure

    March 11, 2005 -- Now here's a prescription that chocoholics will gladly follow: Eat a healthy dose of dark chocolate every day to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing diabetes. A new study shows that eating dark chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensiti

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  9. 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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  10. 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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