Posts Tagged 'gastrointestinal'

Study says egg whites may lower blood pressure

A study presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society suggests that eating egg whites regularly could be just as effective in lowering blood pressure as taking certain medications.

Study leader Zhipeng Yu, Ph.D., of Jilin University credits a peptide, one of the building blocks of proteins, that occurs in the egg whites.

A news release from the Society quotes Yu as saying: “Our research suggests that there may be another reason ...

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World Health Organization targets hypertension

The World Health Organization is calling for more efforts to prevent and control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, as part of its annual observation of World Health Day.

According to a WHO news release, hypertension is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, which combined are the world’s top cause of premature death and disability. The release says hypertension contributes to 9.4 million deaths from cardiovascular disease each ...

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Survey: One-third of Americans have high blood pressure

One-third of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to a story in the Huffington Post.

A report based on a 2009 survey found that the country’s overall rate of high blood pressure (also called hypertension) rose in nearly every state since 2005 – from 25.8 percent to 28.3 percent.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the story says.

The rates vary widely by state, from 35.9 ...

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Study says Vitamin D may reduce blood pressure

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital out of Boston have announced the results of a new study that suggests moderate doses of Vitamin D may help reduce blood pressure.

A report by NPR says the findings are promising because high blood pressure has some well-established risks, including a potentially doubled risk of heart attack or stroke.

Some blood pressure treatments may carry possible health risks as well. For example, two clinical drug ...

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New blood pressure treatment being tested

ABC 30 out of Fresno, Calif., reports on a clinical trial for a new blood pressure treatment called Renal Denervation.

The proposed treatment would target overactive renal nerves, which can cause blood pressure to skyrocket. Renal nerves transmit information from the kidneys to the brain. In Renal Denervation, doctors insert a needle into an artery in the groin near the kidneys and burn the nerves.

The ABC 30 story quotes a doctor ...

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Advice on lowering blood pressure

An article on Money Talks News outlines ways to lower your blood pressure without medications.

One in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, which the article describes as a “silent killer.” Although it can cause heart attacks and stroke, the condition can also damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other body parts in people who may have it for years and not know it.

The article notes ...

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