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Hypertension News
September 28, 2020

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Fatter Legs Linked to Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure

Adults with a higher percentage of fat tissue in their legs were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure. Research findings held true even after adjusting for age, ...

More Than One Drink a Day May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

In a large study of adults with Type 2 diabetes, moderate drinking (defined as eight or more alcoholic beverages a week) was associated with a 60% or ...

Blood Pressure-Lowering Is Even More Beneficial Than Previously Thought

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood ...

Regular Exercise Helps Prevent High Blood Pressure, Even in Areas of High Air Pollution

Regular physical activity is a healthy way to prevent and reduce high blood pressure, even in places where pollution levels are relatively high. Air ...
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Research Produces Different Results from Key China COVID-19 Study

Early in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small study in China produced results that influenced subsequent research on the virus. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used the same study ...

Research on the Impact of ACE-I and ARBs for Patients With COVID-19 Continues to Evolve

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, in COVID-19 patients with a history of hypertension appears to be a risk factor for kidney damage and death. Reducing hypertension medications if and when COVID-19 ...

Wealthier Men Are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

Working men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, reports a new ...

Fusion Protein Holds Promise for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Researchers illuminate the underlying biological pathways that may lead to vessel destruction in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Their results provide a biological explanation for why proteins ...

Lifetime Discrimination May Increase Risk of Hypertension Among African Americans

A study of African Americans in Mississippi shows an association between experiencing discrimination over a lifetime and developing hypertension (also referred to as high blood pressure). African ...

Blood Pressure Connected to Eye Health in Young Children

Children with impaired microvascular health developed higher systolic blood pressure over the course of a four-year study. Narrowing of retinal arteries in children who began the study with normal ...

Transgenic Rice Lowers Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Rats

In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This 'treatment' could also have fewer side effects than current blood pressure ...

Females Use Anti-Inflammatory T Cells to Keep Their Blood Pressure Down

In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials ...

Blood Pressure Lowering Reduces Risk of Developing Dementia

Research has shown that lowering blood pressure by taking blood pressure medications reduces the risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment by ...

High Blood Pressure During and After Exercise May Be Markers for Disease Later in Life

Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death ...

Dairy-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Risks of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic ...

Men's Blood Contains Greater Concentrations of Enzyme That Helps COVID-19 Infect Cells

Evidence from a large study of several thousand patients in 11 European countries shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women. Since ...

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Has Potential to Reduce Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Intensive blood pressure control may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, ...

High Blood Pressure Medications Safe for Patients With COVID-19 Disease, Study Finds

Despite concerns expressed by some experts, common high blood pressure drugs did not increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 -- or of developing severe disease -- in a study of 12,594 ...

Nicotine Exposure Alone Leads to Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Suggests

Chronic exposure to inhaled nicotine alone increases blood pressure in both the body's general circulation and in the lungs that can lead to pulmonary hypertension, according to a new ...

Arteries Respond in Opposite Ways for Males and Females

A protein known to expand blood vessels -- key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure -- actually has different functions in males and females, new UC Davis Health research shows. ...

Childhood Obesity and High Blood Pressure Warn of Future Heart Disease

A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between obesity, high blood pressure, and later damage to blood ...

High-Altitude Adaptations Connected With Lower Risk for Chronic Diseases

High-altitude adaptations in the Himalayas may lower risk for some chronic diseases, according to ...

Maternal Hypertensive Disorders May Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Children

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders, especially preeclampsia -- may increase the risk of psychological development disorders and behavioral and emotional disorders in children. This is the first study ...

Big Variability in Blood Pressure Readings Between Anatomical Sites

Blood pressure readings taken from neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) patients had marked differences between opposite sides of the body and different anatomical sites in each ...

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