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I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 1999. Prior to that date my blood pressure readings were averaging 147/91. In January of 2000 my doctor put me on Lipitor . Could my HBP be considered a secondary condition that is likely to be caused in part and/or aggravated by the diabetes mellitus? Multiple readers have noted that they have one combination or another of hypertension , type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia (elevated cholesterol, or triglycerides , or low HDL cholesterol) and asked which came first and whether one is secondary to the other. The relationship is often complex as each can not only worsen the other but also increases the effect upon the adverse problems that can lead to heart disease. In the question that I am answering, the blood pressures were already elevated and we would at least call them " pre hypertensive " before. The reason that we use the term "pre hypertensive" is that people who run high pressure early in...
If I hadn’t known about a new study of yogurt for properties that can help us keep our diabetes and high blood pressure in check, I wouldn’t be enjoying soy yogurt now.
I love yogurt, but have preferred a dairy product, plain nonfat yogurt from Straus Family Creamery , a family-owned farm just north of San Francisco. This yogurt is surprisingly thick for being nonfat. It is also quite sour, but is delicious when I add a non-caloric sweetener.
After eating more than my share of soy cheese, I couldn’t imagine that soy yogurt could taste anything like the real thing. I was wrong, at least for two of the three soy yogurts that I was able to find in the places where I buy my food, Whole Foods and Wild Oats , the two biggest natural food chains.
Two soy yogurts taste great and offer health benefits. One comes from WholeSoy & Co. , an independently owned company in San Francisco. The other comes from Stonyfield Farms , in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The French food giant, Groupe Danone, owns...
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