Hypertension News
May 19, 2019

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A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research has found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a ... read more

NFL Players Show Heart Abnormalities Decades After Retiring from Football

While elite athletes are often at peak fitness, they are not immune to -- and may even face a higher risk for -- potentially detrimental heart conditions later in life. Former National Football ... read more

Obesity Alone Does Not Increase Risk of Death

Researchers have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The results of this study could impact how we ... read more

Accurate Measurements of Sodium Intake Confirm Relationship With Mortality

Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have ... read more
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New Approach Uses Magnetic Beads to Treat Preeclampsia

A new proof of concept study shows that functionalized magnetic beads reduced blood levels of a harmful molecule by 40%, which doubled the effect of a different molecule that aids blood vessel ... read more

Device-Guided Breathing Lowers Heart Rate, Sympathetic Activity in People With PTSD

Device-guided breathing may improve physiological symptoms in people with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new ... read more

Preeclampsia Treatment for Mothers Also Benefits Offspring

An estimated six to 15 million people in the US are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate ... read more

Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Greater Need for Blood Pressure Medications

A study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure ... read more

Researchers Find High Blood Pressure Link

The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to new ... read more

The 'Blue' in Blueberries Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

A new study has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in systolic blood pressure in healthy ... read more

An Intricate Interaction: Dietary Fatty Acid Intake Influences Hypertension Risk

Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 ... read more

Combining Morning Exercise With Short Walking Breaks Helps Control Blood Pressure

Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women. Women who are overweight or obese enhanced the ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

Grocery-Store Based Nutrition Education Improves Eating Habits

Hypertension affects over 60 million adults in the United States and less than half have their condition under control. A new study found that grocery store-based nutrition counseling was effective ... read more

Extremely High Blood Pressure in African-Americans Is 5 Times the National Average

Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the ... read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Cognitive Impairment

Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor of early dementia, in a clinical ... read more

Zinc Deficiency May Play a Role in High Blood Pressure

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle ... read more

Possible Link Found Between Cases of High Blood Pressure and 'Unhealthy' Shopping Centers

A new study using Pop-Up health check stations found a possible link between 'unhealthy' shopping centers and the number of cases of suspected or diagnosed high blood pressure recorded for ... read more

Exposure to Chemicals During Pregnancy Is Not Associated With an Increase in Blood Pressure

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during ... read more

Home-Based Hypertension Program Produces 'Striking' Results

Pilot study finds that an innovative care-delivery program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven ... read more

Researchers Reveal Active-State Structure of Popular Drug Target for Blood Pressure

Researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, the target of widely prescribed drugs to regulate blood pressure and kidney ... read more

High Sodium Intake May Contribute to Increased Heart-Disease Deaths in China

Nearly a fifth of cardiovascular disease deaths among adults in a northern province of China in 2011 may be attributed to the blood pressure-raising effect of high-sodium diets. An initiative to ... read more

Exercise May Be as Effective as Prescribed Drugs to Lower High Blood Pressure

Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high (140 mm Hg) blood pressure, suggests a pooled analysis of the available data, in what is thought to be the first study of its ... read more

One Year Later, Barbershop Intervention Continues to Lower Blood Pressure

In a 12-month follow-up study, reductions in systolic blood pressure observed at six months were sustained at one ... read more

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