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Melatonin for People with High Blood Pressure

Beta blockers are a type of drug popularly taken by people with high blood pressure (hypertension). While they are effective and safe, it has a side effect which causes some people to lose sleep by inhibiting the release of a sleep-regulating hormone called melatonin. Beta blockers are also used to treat migraine headaches, anxiety disorders, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. It is estimated that more than 20 million people use these medication regularly, and insomnia has been reported as one of their side effects. A small study involving 16 adults who were suffering from sleep deprivation associated with beta […]

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Health Benefits of Sesame and Rice Bran Oil Blend

Japanese researchers find that cooking food with a blend of sesame and rice bran oils can help reduce blood pressure as well as blood cholesterol levels. They reported these findings at the recent American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions. Devarajan Sankar, M.D, Ph.D., a research scientist in the Department of Cardiovascular Disease at Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital in Chikushino, Japan adds that consumption of these oils may reduce the risk of heart disease and may be used to substitute less healthy oils in one’s diet. The study involved 300 hypertensive participants who were randomly divided into […]

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Eat Yogurt, Reduce Blood Pressure

Researchers led by Huifen Wang, PhD, of Tufts University in Boston report at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research meeting in Washington, D.C. that regular yogurt consumption as part of a healthy diet may help reduce one’s risk for high blood pressure (hypertension). The results of their study supports the American Heart Association’s recommendation of consuming 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy per day and reinforces the role of these foods in reducing blood pressure., according to Rachel Johnson, PhD, RD, chair of the AHA nutrition committee. The team of researchers analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study which […]

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High Blood Pressure in Kids Who Eat More Salt

Results of a recent study support previous findings that an increase in sodium (salt) intake among children is associated with an increased risk for high blood pressure (hypertension). Researchers report that for every 1,000 mg salt taken daily, systolic blood pressure (the upper number of a reading) could increase by 1 mm Hg overall. But among obese or overweight children the change in blood pressure could be higher. For the study, investigators analyzed data from the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which involved more than 6,000 participants aged 8-18 years old. Fifteen percent of the participants had […]

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Non-Alcoholic Red Wine for High Blood Pressure

New research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research shows that drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day for four weeks can reduce the blood pressure in men who are at risk for heart disease. The researchers compared the effects of daily drinking of ten ounces of red wine, dealcoholized red wine or gin (3 ounces) combined with a common diet in 67 men. The men, who had diabetes or at least 3 cardiovascular risk factors, tried each combination for four weeks before shifting to the next. After each intervention blood pressure measurements as well as blood nitric oxide […]

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