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Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet

Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet...

Results from a study that compared a low-carb diet to a low-fat diet have just been released. Weight loss between the two diets was approximately the same, however, people on the low-carb diet had lower blood pressure and better cholesterol levels than those on the low-fat diet.

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Steve’s blood pressure chart video

Steve’s blood pressure chart video...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure News on June 25, 2010 | 9 responses | permalink

Steve explains what a blood pressure chart is, using his own chart from 2004 to 2006 as an example

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ARBs linked to small increase in cancer risk

ARBs linked to small increase in cancer risk...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure News on June 16, 2010 | one response | permalink

There have been many news articles over the past week reporting on a study which has linked the Angiotensin receptor blocker hypertension drugs (sometimes called Angiotensin-2 receptor antagonists) with a small increase in cancer risk.

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Taking blood pressure on both arms

Taking blood pressure on both arms...

A big difference between the left and right arm blood pressures can indicate a blockage. It is important to take readings of both arms.

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Switch saturated to polyunsaturated fats

Switch saturated to polyunsaturated fats...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure News on March 30, 2010 | 16 responses | permalink

A new meta-study has shown that eating polyunsaturated fats in place of saturated fats reduces your risk of heart disease.

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Be happy for your heart’s sake

Be happy for your heart’s sake...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure News on March 12, 2010 | 4 responses | permalink

A new study has made it official; it’s better to be happy!

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Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment

Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment...

I was interested to read that diuretics have been shown in a recent study to be the best first line treatment for high blood pressure.

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Seeing why high blood pressure can result in a heart attack

Seeing why high blood pressure can result in a heart attack...

This video animation brings blood pressure and cholesterol, and the effects they have, to life. I think it is a lot more meaningful than a few numbers.

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Beware of stroke symptoms

Beware of stroke symptoms...

There are some classic signs that show whether someone is having a stroke. These videos show you exactly what to look for and what to do.

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Fructose linked to high blood pressure

Fructose linked to high blood pressure...

One of two new studies have provided the first evidence that high fructose corn syrup increases blood pressure. Watch what soda is doing to your blood pressure and body.

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Air pollution ups blood pressure

Air pollution ups blood pressure...

Air pollution can increase blood pressure to an extent that researchers say the increase could trigger a heart attack or stroke.

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Don’t pass the salt please!

Don’t pass the salt please!...

I found a great video which gives tips for choosing low salt and low sodium foods at your supermarket.

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Traffic noise increases blood pressure

Traffic noise increases blood pressure...

The noise of cars and trucks on busy roads is not just annoying. It may also be causing your blood pressure to rise, according to a new study.

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The effects of high blood pressure

The effects of high blood pressure...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure News, Kellie's blog on September 11, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

What happens to your brain, eyes, kidneys and heart when you have high blood pressure? I found a video which gives great insight into the effects of hypertension on the body.

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Memory problems linked to hypertension

Memory problems linked to hypertension...

A new study has shown controlling your blood pressure might help prevent memory and thinking problems, especially if you are over 45 years old.

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