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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?

Depending on your condition, the amount of coffee you drink is important.

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

How to Go Vegan

Seven insider 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

FDA Proposes Guidelines for Lower Sodium in Foods

The FDA has proposed 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

How to Shake the Salt From Your Diet

There’s no denying it—Americans consume twice the recommended amount of sodium they need every day.

By HealthAfter50