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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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