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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 right

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  9. 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 sm

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  10. 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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