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  1. Blood Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    Jan. 7, 2013 -- Can commonly prescribed blood pressure pills help reduce the risk of developing dementia? Maybe, according to a new study of 774 elderly Japanese-American men. While it’s well known that high blood pressure in midlife raises a person’s risk for developing thinking and memory problems

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  2. New Procedure May Aid Stubborn High Blood Pressure

    Dec. 18, 2012 -- People who can’t get their high blood pressure down with drugs may be helped by a new procedure that deactivates overactive nerves in the kidneys, a small study shows. The procedure is already available in Europe and other countries. It’s being tested in the U.S. It’s meant to treat

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  3. Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact on lowering blood pressure, according to a new study. The study shows that within hours of drinking it, beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by an average of 4-5 points amo

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  4. Elevated BP May Prematurely Age the Brain

    Nov. 1, 2012 -- Having even mildly elevated blood pressure at midlife prematurely ages the brain, a new study shows. Researchers say the early changes seen with higher blood pressure may set the stage for problems with thinking, memory, and dementia down the road. “This is an important finding,” say

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  5. Oil Blend, Yogurt Help Blood Pressure

    Sept. 19, 2012 -- A blend of sesame and rice bran oil, or making low-fat yogurt a small part of your diet, may help your blood pressure and boost heart health, according to two new studies. The first study showed a sesame and rice bran oil blend reduced blood pressure almost as well as a commonly us

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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