Tag: Hypertension

Snacking on Raisins May Offer a Heart-Healthy Way to Lower Blood Pressure. Even though raisins are popularly cited to lower blood pressure on various websites and are known to have intrinsic properties that could benefit heart and vascular health, researchers believe this is the first controlled study to scientifically support raisins’ blood pressure-lowering effects compared to alternative snacks.

Raisins, seedless   Tag: Hypertension
15 Oct 2017

Drinking A Small Dose Of Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure. Drinking even small doses of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, cutting the risk of heart disease and stroke, new research has revealed. A previous study found that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice led to a reduction in blood pressure over 24 hours. But this latest study at the University of Reading is the first to determine that the same effect could be gained from a smaller dose. Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

Beets, raw   Tag: Hypertension
15 Oct 2017

Dark Chocolate May Help Lower Blood Pressure. Need an excuse to treat yourself to dessert? A daily dose of chocolate or cocoa powder could help lower blood pressure, say the authors of a new systematic review by the Cochrane Library. The review of 20 previous studies found that people who were given dark chocolate or cocoa powder daily showed a slight drop in blood pressure, compared with control groups. Effect of cocoa on blood pressure.

Chocolate, dark, 60-69% cacao solids   Tag: Hypertension
16 Aug 2012

Reducing Alcohol to Half a Unit A Day Saves Lives, Oxford University Study. About 4,600 lives in England could be saved a year by reducing alcohol intake to just half a unit a day, say experts. The Oxford University report warned that alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many chronic diseases. The government recommends that men drink no more than three to four units per day and women no more than two to three. What is the optimal level of population alcohol consumption for chronic disease prevention in England? Modelling the impact of changes in average consumption levels.

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 100 proof   Tag: Aging, Liver, Hypertension
05 Jun 2012

Purple Potatoes Help Reduce Hypertension in Patients. A variety of potatoes with a purple skin has the potential to help lower blood pressure, a new study reports. Researchers studied hypertension patients asked to eat purple potatoes twice daily for a month, and found a significant reduction in blood pressure, enough to potentially protect individuals from some cardiovascular health problems. High antioxidant potatoes: Acute in vivo antioxidant source and hypotensive agent in humans after supplementation to hypertensive subjects.

Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, raw   Tag: Hypertension
02 Feb 2012

Drinking Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure.  Lowering your blood pressure may a major factor behind the many health benefits of tea. A new study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points. Effects of Black Tea on Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Tea, black, brewed, prepared with distilled water   Tag: Hypertension
24 Jan 2012

Soy, Low-Fat Dairy May Reduce Blood Pressure. A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet that replacing carbohydrates with protein from low-fat dairy and soy can help reduce blood pressure. Effect of Dietary Protein Supplementation on Blood Pressure A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Soy protein isolate, potassium type   Tag: Hypertension
19 Jul 2011

Tomatoes May Help Ward Off Heart Disease. University of Adelaide study has shown that tomatoes may be an effective alternative to medication in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, thus preventing cardiovascular disease. A paper published by Dr. Karin Ried in the international journal Maturitas reveals clinical evidence that a bright red pigment called lycopene found in tomatoes and to a lesser extent in watermelon, guava, papaya, pink grapefruit and rosehip has antioxidant properties that are vital to good health. Protective effect of lycopene on serum cholesterol and blood pressure: Meta-analyses of intervention trials.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average   Tag: Cholesterol, Hypertension
19 May 2011

Higher Daily Coffee Intake Not Linked to Hypertension Risk. Habitual drinking of 3 cups/day or more of coffee is not associated with an increased risk for hypertension compared with less than 1 cup/day, but this risk was slightly elevated with light to moderate consumption of 1 to 3 cups/day, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational studies reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Habitual coffee consumption and risk of hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational studies.

Coffee, instant, regular, prepared with water   Tag: Hypertension
13 Apr 2011

Don't Underestimate the Power of Herbal Teas. Those who enjoy the caffeinated lift that comes from drinking traditional coffees and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking herbal infusions. Now, as explained in this month's issue of Agricultural Research magazine, the idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore. Hibiscus sabdariffa L. tea (tisane) lowers blood pressure in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

Tea, herb, chamomile, brewed   Tag: Hypertension
02 Mar 2011

Bioactive compounds in berries can reduce high blood pressure. High blood pressure – or hypertension – is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It leads to stroke and heart disease and costs more than $300 billion each year. Around a quarter of the adult population is affected globally – including 10 million people in the UK and one in three US adults. The new findings show that bioactive compounds in blueberries called anthocyanins offer protection against hypertension. Compared with those who do not eat blueberries, those eating at least one serving a week reduce their risk of developing the condition by 10 per cent. Anthocyanins belong to the bioactive family of compounds called flavonoids and are found in high amounts in blackcurrants, raspberries, aubergines, blood orange juice and blueberries. Other flavonoids are found in many fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs. The flavonoids present in tea, fruit juice, red wine and dark chocolate are already known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Habitual intake of flavonoid subclasses and incident hypertension in adults.

Strawberries, raw   Tag: Hypertension
24 Jan 2011

Study finds watermelon lowers blood pressure. No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it –– sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich –– and now, there’s more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. Effects of Watermelon Supplementation on Aortic Blood Pressure and Wave Reflection in Individuals With Prehypertension: A Pilot Study.

Watermelon, raw   Tag: Hypertension
14 Oct 2010

Patients prefer tablets to chocolate to treat high blood pressure. Given the choice, patients would rather pop a pill than have a daily bar of chocolate to lower their blood pressure. A recent study suggests that dark chocolate may be better than placebo in reducing high blood pressure. They also found that taking 50 g of 70% cocoa chocolate daily was significantly less acceptable than one capsule daily of placebo or tomato extract, making the practicability of chocolate as a long term treatment debatable. Chocolate and blood pressure.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, DOVE Dark Chocolate   Tag: Hypertension
12 Aug 2010

Dark Chocolate May Soon Be Prescribed To Liver Patients. Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help patients suffering from liver cirrhosis and from dangerously high blood pressure in their abdomen, according to a new research study. Dark Chocolate Attenuates the Post-prandial Increase in HVPG in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension.

Candies, SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Bar   Tag: Liver, Hypertension
19 Apr 2010

 


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