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  1. 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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  2. Soy, Low-Fat Dairy May Reduce Blood Pressure

    July 18, 2011 -- Looking to lower your blood pressure? You might want to add more soy or low-fat dairy to your diet. A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet that replacing carbohydrates with protein from low-fat dairy and soy can help reduce blood pressure. The study is the first to di

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  3. High-Sodium, Low-Potassium Diet Linked to Heart Risk

    July 11, 2011 -- A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, according to a new study. "Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50% increased risk of death from any cause and about about twice the risk of dea

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  4. 'White Coat Effect' Linked to Hypertension Overtreatment

    June 20, 2011 -- The so-called "white coat effect" is both real and common in the management of hypertension and it may be a significant cause of patient overtreatment, a new study finds. Researchers from Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center report that blood pressure readings taken in d

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  5. Many Young Adults May Have High Blood Pressure

    May 25, 2011 -- Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study. "There is a sleeping epidemic among young adults," says study researcher Kathleen Mullan Ha

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  6. Death Rate Declines for Americans With Hypertension

    April 25, 2011 -- There's been a decline in the number of deaths among Americans with high blood pressure for heart-related reasons or any cause, but these rates are still higher than in people with normal blood pressure, a study shows. “Mortality rates are going down for everybody with high blood p

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  7. Moms May Pass Hypertension Risk to Kids

    March 31, 2011 -- Mothers with a certain genetic mutation may pass the tendency to develop high blood pressure on to their children, according to a new study. Researchers from the U.S., China, and Austria made the discovery after focusing on a five-generation Chinese family. Many of its members who

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  8. Procedure May Lower Hard-to-Treat Hypertension

    March 28, 2011 -- An experimental procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to lower blood pressure may help millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension, a study suggests. The findings will be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Dur

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  9. Study: Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Overdiagnosed

    March 28, 2011-- Up to one-third of people who were thought to have treatment-resistant high blood pressure may actually have “white coat hypertension” -- blood pressure that spikes in the doctor’s office. The new findings appear in the journal Hypertension. Treatment-resistant high blood pressure o

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  10. Music and Laughter May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    March 25, 2011 -- Middle-aged men and women may be able to lower their blood pressure readings by laughing more and listening to music they enjoy, new research indicates. Researchers at Osaka University in Japan set out to determine whether music and laughter interventions would reduce blood pressur

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