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  1. Deep Brain Stimulation for Stubborn Hypertension

    Jan. 24, 2011 -- Using electrical pulses to stimulate nerve centers deep within the brain may reduce high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication, a case report shows. Doctors in the U.K. made the discovery after implanting a device that works as an electric stimulator of a region of

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  2. Strawberries, Blueberries May Ward Off High Blood Pressure

    Jan. 21, 2011 -- Eating just 1 cup of strawberries or blueberries each week can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The new findings appear in the February issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The new study included 87

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  3. Where You Live Is a Factor in Hypertension

    Dec. 6, 2010 -- Race, place, and gender appear to be strongly associated with high blood pressure, a major risk for heart disease and stroke, according to new data. A 20-year study involving more than 3,400 young, initially healthy adults in four urban areas found that the risk of developing high bl

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  4. Zapping Kidney Nerves Lowers Stubborn High Blood Pressure

    Nov. 17, 2010 (Chicago) -- An experimental device that destroys nerves near the kidney helped to lower blood pressure in people whose hypertension remained out of control despite treatment with an average of five drugs, Australian researchers report. In a six-month study of about 100 people, systoli

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  5. More People Aware They Have High Blood Pressure

    Oct. 27, 2010 -- High blood pressure is a major health problem in the U.S., but the good news is that the number of people who know they have the condition has been increasing dramatically, the CDC says in a new report. A health concern in the U.S. for years has been a lack of awareness among many p

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  6. Americans Still Reaching for the Salt Shaker

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- Despite constant pleas by public health experts to hold the salt, the sodium intake of the U.S. population hasn't decreased over the past 46 years, according to a new review. Most of us eat a lot more sodium than is recommended, says researcher Adam Bernstein, MD, ScD, a research fe

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  7. Coffee May Combat High Blood Pressure

    Sept.1, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Older people with high blood pressure who drink one to two cups of coffee a day have more elastic blood vessels than people who drink less or more, Greek researchers report. As we age, our blood vessels get stiffer, and that's thought to increase the risk of high

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  8. Study: High-Fructose Diets May Raise Blood Pressure

    July 1, 2010 -- Foods and beverages with high amounts of fructose from added sugar may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. A type o

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  9. 90% in U.S. Get Too Much Sodium; 5 Foods Blamed

    June 24, 2010 -- Five high-sodium foods -- not all of them salty tasting -- are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day. New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels. Where's all that sodium coming from? From sa

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  10. Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer

    June 14, 2010 -- A group of medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and kidney damage caused by diabetes have been linked to a small increase in the risk of developing cancer, according to a study. Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) work by blocking angiotensin II, a

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