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A long-term prospective study following men over a period close to 50 years showed that gaining excess weight at any point in life increases men’s risk for high blood pressure in later life. Dr Hasan M Shihab from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues report that obesity in men during young adulthood increased their risk for high blood pressure (hypertension) threefold, while gaining excess weight in midlife increased their risk for the condition twofold. For the study, the researchers followed more than 1000 medical students enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study since 1947. They focused their assessments […]

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Low Calorie Cranberry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

A small study involving 56 healthy adults showed that regular drinking low calorie cranberry juice as part of a healthy diet can lower one’s blood pressure.  The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial suggests that substituting a low-calorie cranberry juice beverage for less healthy drinks may be a good way to reduce blood pressure through diet, according to author Janet Novotny, MD, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md. The study included adults with normal blood pressures with an average age of 51 years and a mean body mass index (BMI) of 28 kg/m2. They were randomly divided to drink […]

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Health Groups Warn about Obesity Rates in 2030

A report by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation warns that if current obesity rates continue, more than 40% of the population of each state in the US would be obese by 2030. Furthermore, more than 50% of the population in 40 states and about 60% of residents in 13 states will be obese two decades from now. The report also predicts that Mississippi will have the highest obesity rates at 67%, while Colorado will have the lowest, at 45%. Obesity rates in Mississippi are currently at 35% while Colorado is at the bottom at 21%. […]

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Posted in: Diabetes, Diet, Disease Prevention, Healthy Eating, Hypertension, Lifestyle, Longevity, News Briefs, Obesity, Overweight, Type 2 Diabetes

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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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Research at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University shows that stress can lead the body to hold on to too much salt (sodium), which increases one’s risk for high blood pressure (hypertension). This stress response is equivalent to eating a small order of French fries, a favorite fast food product, or a bag of potato chips. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) one in three Americans is hypertensive. The majority of salt consumed in the diet is from processed products and restaurant foods. Researcher Dr. Gregory Harshfield reports that about […]

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