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A new study, published this week in PLOS Medicine, shows that a diet low in animal-based foods and high in plant-based foods substantially lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. They also find that the quality of the plant-based diet plays a significant role.


The single-blind trial, conducted at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), is the first scientific confirmation that the ancient Chinese medical technique is beneficial for patients with mild to moderate hypertension.. In the journal Medical Acupuncture, the team describes finding how electroacupuncture can lower blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in patients with hypertension. Electroacupuncture […]


Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.



Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, defined as having a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher or taking medication for high blood pressure, is a well-known ‘silent killer.’  According to recent research, it contributes to memory loss in adults over 45.  The study determined that those with high diastolic blood pressure (the second number […]


Among patients with high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers sought to determine if use of anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naproxyn) medications cause and increased risk of adverse events during long–term follow–up.


Two new reports have caused a bit of a stir regarding blood pressure. The first, a recent study has determined that 100 million Americans may be misclassified as having high blood pressure (hypertension).


For the first time, a study has determined a link between long term and frequent capsaicin consumption and  blood pressure reduction.   The study provides fresh evidence to support the theory that capsaicin improves blood vessel function and lower blood pressure.   Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, it suggests that the blood vessel receptor […]


A recent study conducted at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center found that fructose, a sugar used in a large number of processed foods including candy and soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings indicate that decreasing intake of beverages and food containing fructose sugar […]