Tag Archives: Hypertension

BAD DIET = BAD HEALTH…EVEN FOR CHILDREN!

As scientists around the world continue their pursuit of knowledge of the human body and how it works, the evidence supporting the connection between poor diet and disease continues to mount. One new area of research that’s sounding an ominous … Continue reading

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Onion compound linked to lower blood pressure

A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition (November 2007, Volume 137, Pages 2405-2411) titled “Quercetin Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Subjects”, is said to be the first to report the blood pressure-lowering activity of this flavonol. The study … Continue reading

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Garlic and Vitamin-C: Good for your blood pressure.

Publishing in the journal Nutrition Research scientists showed that a combination of garlic and vitamin-C are effective in helping those with marginally elevated blood pressure to get it down. They reported that while garlic alone provided some benefit, vitamin-C alone … Continue reading

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Calcium: a possible key regarding hypertension and pre-eclampsia risk during pregnancy

A large scale review of studies of calcium intake and risk of hypertension and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy suggests this is an important discussion for women to have with their obstetrician. The review, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews … Continue reading

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How many units of alcohol are in your favorite drink?

If you drink too much alcohol, it will raise your blood pressure.  Alcohol contains a lot of calories which can cause you to gain weight. This will also increase your blood pressure over time. If you keep to the recommended … Continue reading

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WAYS OF MANAGING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

By now you have probably begun to see just how important it is to closely monitor your blood pressure. Having your blood pressure readings taken only when you are sick and have to see a doctor or when you go … Continue reading

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HOW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAUSES HEART DISEASE

High blood pressure and Heart Damage Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure damages both the heart muscle and blood vessels, making it one of the most important causes of heart disease. Blood pressure readings measure the force of the blood as … Continue reading

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