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  1. Should Blood Pressure Be Taken in Both Arms?

    Jan. 30,  2012 -- Differences in blood pressure readings taken from the left and right arms may be a sign of heart and blood vessel disease and death risk, according to a new review of recent research. Researchers found that a difference of 15 points or more in the readings between the left and righ

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  2. Drinking Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure

    Jan. 24, 2012 -- Lowering your blood pressure may a major factor behind the many health benefits of tea.  A new study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points. That may not sound like much. But researchers say even s

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  3. High-Normal Blood Pressure Raises Heart Risks in Men

    Jan. 17, 2012 -- Having high blood pressure in middle age is a major risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and now new research links high-normal-range blood pressure with an increase in risk. More than 2 million mostly older Americans have the heart rhythm disorder known as

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  4. Midlife Blood Pressure Predicts Future Heart Risk

    Dec. 19, 2011 -- Increases and decreases in blood pressure during middle age and even earlier in adulthood can significantly affect heart attack and stroke risk later in life, a new study shows. The analysis of data from seven studies involving more than 61,000 people is one of the most comprehensiv

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  5. Treating Prehypertension With Medication May Lower Stroke Risk

    Dec. 8, 2011 -- If your blood pressure is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered high blood pressure, then you have prehypertension. And that means you may have a higher risk for stroke and heart disease. Now, new research shows that blood pressure-lowering pills may help lower the

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  6. Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Cut Heart Risk

    Oct. 27, 2011 -- Taking at least one blood pressure medicine at bedtime cuts the risk of heart problems, according to new research. The study also shows that participants taking at least one blood pressure pill at bedtime had lower blood pressure while asleep. Earlier studies have suggested that bed

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  7. Prehypertension Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke

    Sept. 28, 2011 -- Having even slightly high blood pressure may substantially increase a person’s risk of having a stroke, new research shows. The research, a review of 12 studies that included more than half a million people, found that adults who had prehypertension -- meaning systolic blood pressu

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  8. One Thing Red Wine Can’t Do

    Sept. 23, 2011 -- Red wine (in moderation) is as good for your health as it is to your palate. At least that’s what we’re consistently told. Red wine and heart health have long been linked, with studies suggesting a glass or two a day lowers heart disease risk. The heart-healthy benefits are often c

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  9. African-Africans May Develop High Blood Pressure Faster

    Sept. 14, 2011-- African-Americans may develop high blood pressure faster than whites with the same risk factors, according to a new study. Researchers found that African-Americans with prehypertension progressed to hypertension a year sooner than whites with the same condition. African-Americans wi

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  10. Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure

    Aug. 31, 2011 -- A daily dose of purple potatoes served plain may help your heart. That is, if you steer clear of the deep fryer and fatty toppings. A new study shows that people who ate plain purple potatoes cooked in the microwave twice a day for a month lowered their blood pressure by 3%-4% witho

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