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Blood Pressure High? You May Need More Zinc

Low levels of the mineral zinc, which helps support the immune system, may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) by affecting the kidneys, researchers say.

By Diane Domina

What Causes Age-Related Rises in Blood Pressure?

A Western diet of processed foods and added salt is a primary cause of the blood pressure increases typically seen with age in developed areas of the world.

By Diane Domina

A Simple Explanation for Higher Hypertension Risk in African Americans

A diet high in fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is a major risk factor for higher rates of high blood pressure in black Americans.

By Diane Domina

Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

How Much Coffee Is Safe to Drink?

Drinking coffee can lead to complications if you have one of these conditions. Learn the ideal amount of coffee you should drink for your health.

By Ask HealthCentral

Do Avocado Seeds Lower Blood Pressure?

Are avocado seeds safe to eat for lowering blood pressure? Here’s what the health professionals have to say.

By Ask HealthCentral

7 Tips For Going Vegan

If you're considering a vegan diet, read these seven helpful tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Tomatoes to Lower Blood Pressure

Learn more about the different varieties of tomatoes and the best ways to add them into your diet to improve overall health and lower your blood pressure.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

New FDA Guidelines for Lower Sodium in Foods

The FDA has proposed new guidelines for the food industry to lower the amount of sodium in packaged foods and restaurant meals to reduce health risks.

By Sherrie Negrea

The Link Between Sugar and Hypertension

Excessive amounts of sugar, not salt, may be more strongly and directly linked to hypertension and the risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

By HealthAfter50