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Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Auburn University in Alabama find that drinking kefir may improve blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut...
5 medicines that help control high blood cholesterol

5 medicines that can help control high blood cholesterol

In addition to lifestyle changes, your doctor may prescribe medicines to help lower your cholesterol. Medicines can help control high blood cholesterol, but they don’t...
The links among salt

The links among salt, blood pressure and your health

Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. That’s likely why we evolved to enjoy its taste. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth...
Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at...

Why being relax can reduce your blood pressure

High blood pressure -- or hypertension -- is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke that affects as many as 100 million...

A 100-year mystery in blood pressure research is finally solved

The baroreceptor reflex is a fascinating medical phenomenon. The reflex is controlled by specialized neurons that react in just a fraction of a second to...
A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal...
8 main causes of high blood pressure

8 main causes of high blood pressure

Changes, either from genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions may cause high blood pressure. These causes include changes to kidney fluid and...
8 ways to have healthy blood pressure

8 ways to have healthy blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. It is also...
Eating right to lower your blood pressure

Eating right to lower your blood pressure

What you eat affects your chances of getting high blood pressure. A healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...