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Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes

Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things...

What’s the blood pressure connection to Alzheimer’s disease?

Look after your heart to be kind to the mind. That's the primary message emerging from research into Alzheimer's, a disease of the brain that...
Drinking kefir may help lower blood pressure

Drinking kefir could help lower blood pressure

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage...

Lowering your blood pressure may prevent mild cognitive impairment, dementia

Lowering one’s blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the mind. For the first time, researchers have proved that lowering...
Brain signaling could cause high blood pressure

Brain signaling could cause high blood pressure

About 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over have high blood pressure. Of these, more than two thirds had uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood...
Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health,...
3 steps to lower blood pressure effectively

3 steps to lower blood pressure effectively

Everyone has some blood pressure, so that blood can get to all of the body’s organs. Usually, blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, such...
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...
Healthy lifestyle habits can help you control high blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits can help you control high blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits can help you control high blood pressure. These habits include: ·  Healthy eating ·  Being physically active ·  Maintaining a healthy weight ·  Limiting alcohol intake ·   Managing and coping with stress To...

A better way to treat high blood pressure

A strategy that examines a patient's overall heart disease and stroke risk to determine blood pressure treatment—rather than blood pressure levels alone—is more effective...
Loneliness could make it hard to control diabetes, high blood pressure

Loneliness could make it hard to control diabetes, high blood pressure

One isn’t just the loneliest number. It may also be the unhealthiest. New research suggests that loneliness may be making it harder for middle-aged Appalachians...

3 steps to lower your blood pressure successfully

Everyone has some blood pressure, so that blood can get to all of the body’s organs. Usually, blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, such...
Montmorency cherry juice could reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines

Montmorency cherry juice could help reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines, according to a recent study. The findings are published in The...
Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

In a large new study led by UCL, researchers found drugs commonly used to combat physical health diseases, such as high blood pressure, could...

Big fluctuations in blood pressure and cholesterol increase heart disease, stroke risk

Fluctuations in blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index and cholesterol could put people at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, a new...

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