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Energy drinks raise blood pressure in caffeine naive

2015-03-14 13:04
Energy drinks increase resting blood pressure

Individuals who do not regularly consume caffeine experience a significant rise in resting blood pressure after consuming energy drinks, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic.

Researchers recorded blood pressure and heart rate before giving either a can of a commercially available energy drink or a placebo drink to 25 healthy adults between the ages of 19 and 40.

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Should You Take Garlic to Fight High Blood Pressure?

2015-01-15 10:14
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I have been a lifelong fan of garlic for several reasons, including its reported ability to lower blood pressure and boost the immune system. Although I don’t have hypertension, I know many people who do and so I’m interested in whether one should take garlic to lower blood pressure.

A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension tackles this question.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure by Trying These Simple Science-Backed Tricks

2014-08-05 17:11
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According to the July/August issue of Eating Well, 2 out of every 3 Americans over the age of 60 are clinically hypertensive. The cut-off value for a diagnosis of high blood pressure is when your blood pressure reading is greater than 140/90. Does this mean that you too are statistically likely to have high blood pressure and be at an increased risk of heart disease or stroke?

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

2014-06-09 23:43
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Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

2014-01-10 16:45
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Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.

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