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Hypertension – The Preventable Epidemic

By |2024-06-21T10:58:29-07:00April 29, 2024|Categories: Health related|

If you think hypertension, or high blood pressure, is of no concern to you, think again. Nearly one-fourth of all adults − 50 million − have hypertension (2024 UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says nearly half of all adults − 119.9 million − currently have hypertension. An increase of 140% in the past [...]

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Do Salt Reduction Programs Work?

By |2024-05-13T13:58:08-07:00April 26, 2024|Categories: Health related|

Recent studies examined the impact of the UK’s voluntary salt reduction initiative from 2003-2018. Initial findings were positive, with average salt intake dropping from 9.38 grams per day in 2003 to 7.58 grams in 2014, and corresponding decreases in blood pressure and mortality rates from heart disease and stroke. However, progress in salt reduction has stalled [...]

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High Blood Pressure Risk Higher in Obese Under 65

By |2024-04-29T09:16:40-07:00December 15, 2015|Categories: Health related|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The risk for high blood pressure is greater for obese and overweight people younger than 65. Individuals 65 and older, weight had little to do with systolic blood pressure. Researchers examined whether race and age, risk factors for obesity and hypertension, affect the association of obesity with elevated blood pressure (BP). Researchers conducted a study of [...]

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Stroke Risk

By |2024-04-29T09:17:34-07:00November 30, 2015|Categories: Health related|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a Japanese study participants were followed for 15 years… Japanese adults who never ate breakfast had a higher risk for stroke. The eating habits of more than 82,000 Japanese men and women, aged 45 - 74, were followed for 5 years. Based on the results, they concluded the risk of stroke was greater in Japanese who skipped breakfast, suggesting that eating [...]

Kidney Stones on the Rise

By |2024-04-29T09:17:59-07:00November 17, 2015|Categories: Health related|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Researchers analyzed data for nearly 153,000 South Carolina children and adults with kidney stones. They saw the greatest increase in kidney stones (26%) in 15-19 year olds. Researchers believe this may be attributable to increased sodium intake, decreased calcium intake, or dehydration. Read more > Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

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