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It'd be so easy if we could just take something that would protect us against heart attacks and stokes . For this reason many people have used the supplement Ginkgo biloba.
Ginkgo biloba is an herbal extract that is said to improve circulation and cognitive abilities. There have been numerous functions associated with Ginkgo biloba, such as:
Reduced blood clotting
Improved brain function
Ginkgo biloba is an antioxidant known as a flavonoid . Flavonoids are typically found in fruits, vegetables, red wine, and dark chocolate.
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However, University of Pittsburgh researchers found no benefit for in preventing dementia in a 2008 study. Further evaluation of this 2008 study has recently presented new findings in regards to the herb's role in preventing cardiovascular disease .
The 3,069 study participants, with an average age of 79 years-old, were divided into two g...
The big news announced yesterday was that people older than 60 can now have higher blood pressure before their doctors will tell them to take drugs to bring it down. But the guidelines for those of us who have diabetes remain the same.
An expert panel says in its new guidelines that people over 60 need to keep their blood pressure below 150/90 rather than the 140/90 level as previously recommended. And people with diabetes of any age still need to keep it below 140/90.
The expert panel of 17 academics reported its findings in JAMA , the Journal of the American Medical Association after reviewing the evidence for the last five years. The full-text of its report, “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults,” is free online .
The goal for people with diabetes, 140/90, means a systolic blood pressure of no more than 140 millimeters of mercury, abbreviated as mmHG. This systolic pressure shows the pressure on our blood vessels whe...
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