Category Archives: Hypertension

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New Evidence Suggests Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Chocolate lovers have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%.  New data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found an inverse association … Continue reading

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Drinking Black Tea Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Black tea is a common source of flavonoids, which have been suggested to contribute to improve vascular health.  Now, a small study conducted at the University of Western Australia has shown that drinking black tea three cups a day, which … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Exercise Improves Survival!

We were told by doctors that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to keep our bodies healthy.  Now, a new study indicated only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise might be enough!  The new study … Continue reading

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Blue and Strawberries may Prevent Hypertension

Good news for fruits and vegetables lovers.  Another study demonstrated that intake fruits and vegetables that are rich in anthocyanins—such as blueberries, strawberries, and blood oranges—might help prevent the development of hypertension.  Anthocyanins are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that are found … Continue reading

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Chocolate can Prevent Heart-Failure

Although many studies have reported intake chocolate, especially flavanol-rich dark chocolate, can improve blood pressure and provide other cardiovascular benefits, a new study suggested chocolate can reduce the risk of heart failure.  The results came from the Swedish Mammography Cohort, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Consumption Lower Blood Pressure and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

We previously have reported 2 studies that indicated chocolate could lower blood pressures and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.  Now, there is another study that supports the previous findings.  The latest news came from a German study that evaluated the … Continue reading

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Diastolic BP Lower than 70 mm Hg Increases CV Risk in Diabetic Patients

If you are a type 2 diabetic, you might like to maintain your blood pressure below 140/70 mm Hg but keeping your diastolic blood pressure above 70mm Hg.  This can reduce your chance of having a heart attack, according to … Continue reading

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Eat More Fish and Less Meat Lower CHD risk

A new study indicated shifting dietary protein sources aware from red meat to more poultry, fish, and nuts can reduce an individuals’ risk of coronary heart disease.  The results came from the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed 84,000 women, aged … Continue reading

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Chocolate lowers Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk

The largest observational study indicated that individuals who ate the most chocolate – around 7.5 g per day or 1 small square of a 100-g bar– had a 39% lower risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke than individuals who … Continue reading

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Uses of Herbs and Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Patients

More and more consumers are taking herbal supplements as an alternative treatment for their diseases.  It is estimated that more than 15 million people in the US consume herbal remedies or high-dose vitamins, and the total number of visits to … Continue reading

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