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  • Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

    04/06/2017 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 19 replies
    meicalexpress.com ^ | April 5, 2017 | Alicia A. McDonough et al
    "Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure," McDonough says, "but evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension." Hypertension is a global health issue that affects more than one billion people worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that hypertension is responsible for at least 51 percent of deaths due to stroke and 45 percent of deaths due to heart disease. McDonough explored the link between blood pressure and dietary sodium, potassium and the sodium-potassium ratio in a review article published in the April 2017 issue of the American Journal of...
  • Tumor necrosis factor found to directly regulate blood pressure

    04/06/2017 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Provided by: University of Toronto
    Investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research have discovered a surprising new role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF): namely, that it is a major regulator of small blood vessel function, the key determinant of blood pressure. The study is published online today in Nature Communications. TNF has long been tied to inflammation, giving rise to the use of anti-TNF medications for chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and IBS. Now, after years of studying TNF's cell signaling functions in the vascular system, researchers found that TNF directly impacts how the smallest arteries constrict - and thus...
  • Blood pressure

    08/13/2015 12:25:56 PM PDT · by rey · 134 replies
    13 Aug 15
    I need to lower my blood pressure a little for a physical tomorrow. Is it possible to lower one's blood pressure in 24 hours? If so, how?
  • High Blood Pressure

    05/15/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT · by killermosquito · 59 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/15/2014 | killermosquito
    Do any freepers have any experience with High Blood Pressure? Mine has been running high for a few years. Usually, about 139/90. I have had one significant problem that might have been related. 5 or 6 years ago a retinal occlusion caused me to lose about 70% of the vision in my right eye. It started with "lightning" flashes and the next day if you were standing 15 feet from me your face would be an oval with no features. After about 6 weeks of steroidal eye drops the vision returned to normal. More recently in the past couple of...
  • Why Some Think Lowering Salt Intake May Do More Harm Than Good

    04/08/2015 4:20:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Good Morning America, ABC News ^ | Apr 7, 2015, 1:14 PM ET | Liz Neporent
    For years, Americans, especially those with high blood pressure, have been told that too much salt is bad for their health. But a growing chorus of medical and nutritional experts has begun to push back on that claim. “We have been stuck in a time warp with this advice,” said Dr. Steven Nissen, the chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "There is no solid evidence to support the current recommendations." via Good Morning America
  • Pomegranate peel may cure deadly brain disorders (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's)

    08/23/2014 3:43:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Business Standard ^ | Aug 23, 2014 | IANS
    Two years of research by a Nigerian scientist has shown that sufferers of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease could be helped by punicalagin, a compound extracted from pomegranates. Olumayokun Olajide from the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire showed how punicalagin could inhibit inflammation in specialised brain cells known as micrologia. He also found the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease could be reduced using the same drug. "We do know that regular consumption of pomegranate has a lot of health benefits, including prevention of neuro-inflammation related to dementia," Olajide added.
  • Chili peppers can decrease colorectal cancer risk, claims new research

    08/02/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Judy Mottl
    If you don't eat chili peppers or hot curry much you may want to reassess that given new research that claims the peppers and curry can play a role in reducing the risk of colorectal and bowel tumors, as well as extend a person's lifespan by 30 percent. The study claims the active ingredient in chili peppers, called dietary capsaicin, decreases the cancer risk as it triggers chronic activation of an ion channel called TRPV1, which is a sensory neuron that protects the intestine against acidity and spicy chemicals. In essence adding chili peppers and hot curries to the diet...
  • High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

    06/17/2014 3:53:38 AM PDT · by BobL · 26 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | July 16, 2014 | Dennis Thompson
    MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lower is not necessarily better when it comes to treating high blood pressure, researchers report.
  • Scientists Discover Why Olive Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

    05/23/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The secret to the Mediterranean diet may be in the salad. Eating unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other vegetables creates a certain kind of fatty acid that lowers blood pressure, scientists said Monday. These nitro fatty acids are formed when consuming spinach, celery and carrots that are filled with nitrates and nitrites, along with avocado, nuts and olive oils that contain healthy fats. Nitro fatty acids appear to inhibit an enzyme known as soluble epoxide hydrolase, which regulates blood pressure, said the research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a...
  • Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study

    05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 9, 2014 | QMI Agendy
    Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily. High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
  • BP Guidelines May Take Millions of People Off Meds

    04/11/2014 1:30:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold
  • Millions could go off blood pressure meds

    03/29/2014 6:57:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | March 29, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - One in four American adults over 60 being treated for high blood pressure could go off their medication under recent guidelines issued in the United States, a study said Saturday. The changes, which stirred controversy in the medical community, could mean nearly six million may no longer need drugs to control their blood pressure, Duke University researchers said in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are the first to analyze the impact of 2014 guidelines that raised blood pressure targets to 150/90, instead of the previous goal of 140/90, in adults age 60 and...
  • Why dark chocolate really IS good for you:

    03/22/2014 8:06:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-21-14 | Victoria Woollaston
    Love dark chocolate? Now you can eat it with much less guilt because scientists have discovered why it is so good for us. Previous studies have found daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and is good for the heart. Now scientists have discovered why this happens - and its down to how our guts ferment the fibre in cocoa beans. Researcher Maria Moore, from Louisiana State University said: 'We found that there are two kinds of microbes in the gut: the 'good' ones and the 'bad' ones. 'The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast...
  • 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

    03/10/2014 6:59:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    JAMA ^ | February 5, 2014 | Paul A. James et al.
    Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) FREE Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment will reduce their disease burden, while clinicians want guidance on hypertension management using the best scientific evidence. This report takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the management of hypertension in adults. Evidence was drawn from randomized controlled trials, which represent the...
  • Guidelines on Blood Pressure Eased

    12/19/2013 5:45:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/18/13 | RON WINSLOW
    New guidelines published Wednesday for the treatment of high blood pressure take a step back from the long-standing position that lower is always better when managing hypertension, raising the level at which people age 60 and over should start taking medication. For many patients, the recommendations by an expert panel could simplify what is often a complicated effort to get blood pressure under control, especially those who take multiple pills to treat several chronic ailments, researchers said.
  • Racism and high blood pressure link suggested in research in black patients [BARF]

    08/15/2013 7:16:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Brie Zeltner
    Black patients who worry or think frequently about race have higher blood pressure than those who don’t, according to new study by a research group based at Johns Hopkins University. . . That study concluded: “…racism may increase risk for [high blood pressure]; these effects emerge more clearly for institutional racism than for individual level racism. All levels of racism may influence the prevalence of [high blood pressure] via stress exposure and reactivity and by fostering conditions that undermine health behaviors, raising the barriers to lifestyle change.”
  • Genetic research clarifies link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency

    06/10/2013 10:24:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Science Codex ^ | June 10, 2013 | NA
    Paris, France: Low levels of vitamin D can trigger hypertension, according to the world's largest study to examine the causal association between the two. Although observational studies have already shown this link, a large-scale genetic study was necessary before the cause and effect could be proven, the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) will hear today (Tuesday). Dr. Vimal Karani S, from the Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK, will tell the meeting that data from the D-CarDia collaboration, involving 35 studies, over 155,000 individuals, and numerous centres in Europe and North America,...
  • Common heart treatment fails to help - Beta blockers may offer little against heart attack, stroke

    10/05/2012 10:59:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | October 2nd, 2012 | Nathan Seppa
    Beta blockers may offer little against heart attack, stroke Commonly prescribed drugs called beta blockers fail to protect against heart attacks and strokes even while helping to control heart rate and blood pressure, researchers report in the Oct. 3 Journal of the American Medical Association. Beta blockers also didn’t lessen the odds of a heart-related death, in heart attack patients or others at risk, over a median follow-up of 44 months. The American Heart Association had previously discouraged the long-term use of beta blockers as a post–heart attack treatment beyond three years. The new findings further dim the prospects for...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, July 13, 2012

    07/13/2012 7:42:03 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 208 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/13/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Novartis Blood-Pressure Drug Rasilez (Tekturna) to Carry Warning (serious)

    02/17/2012 1:51:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 17, 2012 | Steven Stovall
    Aliskiren has been sold under the brand name Rasilez in Europe and Tekturna in the U.S. since 2007. EMA said it has ruled that aliskiren be "contraindicated," or not prescribed, to diabetic patients or to people with kidney problems who are also taking older hypertension drugs known as ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. Data suggest a risk of adverse outcomes in such patients, including hypotension, stroke and changes in renal function, including acute renal failure, the EMA said. Novartis wrote to physicians world-wide then recommending that patients with Type 2 diabetes shouldn't be treated with aliskiren, or combination products...