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A research study conducted by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia and her colleagues emphasizes the potential effectiveness of a natural and low-cost approach for treating cardiovascular disease. This condition that kills over 110,000 people in England yearly can be controlled by nitrate, which is similar to the cardio-protective effects of a vegetable-rich diet.
Consequently, over 25% of the world's adult population is hypertensive; ultimately this figure will increase 29% by 2025. More so, the disease causes approximately 50% of the coronary heart diseases and 75% of strokes.
A study conducted by researchers at Barts and the London School of Medicine revealed that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice has the significant ability to reduce elevated blood pressure . Recently published online in the American Heart Association Journal, Hypertension, the study indicates that beetroot juice is a prominent treatment for cardiovascular disease...
A few weeks ago I worked with an individual taking drastic steps to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk. One of the changes she made was to cut dairy intake. I was concerned about this approach and why she believed this was an appropriate step to lower cholesterol levels. I want to make sure you're not confused about the role of dairy and calcium when it comes to heart health, specifically lowering blood pressure .
The link between calcium and blood pressure was noticed years ago when researchers realized people drinking hard water had less high blood pressure than those drinking soft water. Hard water contains more minerals, including calcium.
Individuals receiving more than 800 mg of calcium daily have a 23 percent decreased risk of high blood pressure versus those consuming less than 400 mg of calcium per day.
Back in 1996, scientists compiled all the research to date on calcium and high blood pressure. The results showed calc...
Complications Left untreated, hypertension will cause complications. People with untreated high blood pressure will not live as long as people with well treated blood pressure. Medications make a major difference in longevity and reduction of disability. There are several reasons for this. A consistently elevated blood pressure hastens the formation of plaque or fatty deposits within the blood vessels accelerating atherosclerosis (or hardening of the arteries) leading to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure also puts a strain on both the blood vessels (they become thicker and more resistant to flow but also may have weak spots that cause them to dilate and for aneurysms) and the heart (it must thicken to deliver a harder flow, and requires more oxygen to do its job, eventually outstripping its supply and beginning to fail). The kidneys, which filter waste from the body, are also vulnerable to damage as a result of high blood pressure. Hypertension...
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