Dubbed the silent killer, hypertension is a major problem in the United States and worldwide. Now, the American Heart Association reveals that certain lifestyle changes can significantly drop blood pressure and even reduce the need for medication.
The researchers noted that the kidneys excrete more salt and water when the level of dietary potassium in the blood is high. They even likened eating a high potassium diet to taking a diuretic.
In an effort to find a scientific explanation why and how breakfast cereals, such as oats, can lower cholesterol in the bloodstream, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, researchers at the University of Queensland's Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences have identified a novel mechanism: beta glucans.
People with high resting heart rate and blood pressure more likely to develop mental health disorders.
A new study found a small but significant association between magnesium intake and reduced blood pressure.
A new study suggests that listening to classical music can help lower blood pressure and heart rate, preventing hypertension.
Potatoes or spuds can be tasty to eat, but haven't we heard that excess of anything is too bad?
Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report that they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven percent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before the age of 18. With 30 percent of adults with ADD/ADHD reporting childhood abuse, it is important that health professionals working with children with these disorders screen them for physical abuse.