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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. At-Home Blood Pressure Devices Get High Marks

    Dec. 21, 2004 -- At-home blood pressure machines may do a better job of screening for high blood pressure than devices in doctors' offices, says the American Heart Association (AHA). Nearly a third of U.S. adults -- 65 million people -- have high blood pressure. It's even more common in older adults

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  8. 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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  9. Do Some Blood Pressure Drugs Up Heart Risk?

    Dec. 14, 2004 -- One common type of blood pressure drug may not work as well as others at preventing heart death, a new study shows. The data comes from women aged 50-79 enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). It's the same study that showed hormone replacement therapy to be less effective

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  10. Stressed? Build Muscle to Help Blood Pressure

    Nov. 24, 2004 -- Hand weights, running, swimming: Just do it. For people prone to high blood pressure, having more muscle than fat helps control blood pressure during stressful times, researchers say. Blacks -- a race especially at risk for stress-related high blood pressure -- stand to benefit the

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