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Most Americans Eat Lots of Salt

Cutting salt intake may prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease How might you do that? In 1998, science writer Gary Taubes published a lengthy in article in Science in which he reviewed the academic controversy over the ability of lower salt (actually sodium) intake to meaningfully lower blood pressure. In the end, he quoted one…

Manage High Blood Pressure With Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Avoid hypertension Reduce your risk of premature death High blood pressure (hypertension) predicts increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death globally and in Western countries. Italian medical researchers recently published a brief review of evidence linking lifestyle choices to hypertension. The authors found clear evidence that minimal to modest alcohol intake, not…

The Low-Down on High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure predicts bad health outcomes Keep Moving and Eat Better to reduce your blood pressure High blood pressure (hypertension) accounts for a substantial fraction of US medical care costs. Plus, high blood pressure predicts increased risk of other bad health outcomes including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and vascular dementia. The American College of Cardiology…