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Tag: systolic blood pressure

What’s Your Heart Age?

| September 29, 2015 Comment

What’s Your Heart Age? Your heart may be older than you are! Here’s how you can find out! As part of the Framingham Heart Study, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University have come up with a calculator that uses your actual age, systolic blood pressure, body-mass index (BMI), and other factors to […]

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Blueberries May Prevent Hypertension

| January 9, 2015 Comment

Blueberries May Prevent Hypertension – A new study conducted by Florida State University researchers shows that eating blueberries every day can have beneficial effects on blood pressure. For the study, researchers chose to focus on postmenopausal women as they have a higher incidence of high blood pressure than women. Participants were in early stages of […]

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Malnourished Children More Prone to BP Later

| July 2, 2014 Comment

New research shows that malnourished children may be more prone to high blood pressure later in life. Lack of nutrition during the first five years can affect the development of heart and blood flow in adulthood. Hypertension can lead to heart disease and stroke. The study looked at 116 adults in Jamaica who were malnourished […]

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5 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s

| April 18, 2014 Comment

Researchers are discovering new risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects over a million people in the US. Studies found that high levels of blood sugar for over 5 years can increase the risk of developing dementia. High systolic blood pressure (which is the top number), may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. Other indicators to […]

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