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Belly Fat is Dangerous in People with a Normal Weight

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  Even people with a normal weight who have excess belly fat are at 2.75 times the risk for cardiovascular death and 2.1 times the risk of all cause mortality according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Information from the NHANES study showed that an abnormal waist to hip ratio is a powerful predictive statistic. Abdominal fat is correlated with the...

Gut Microbes Linked to Weight and Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published in the August 2012 issue of PLoS a study showing that there are at least 26 species of bacteria linked to obesity and the metabolic syndrome traits such as body mass, triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose levels, CRP, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. We know that many...

Happy Marriage Helps High Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
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Hypertension Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension?  Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that can get you off medication? This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the...

Hypertension: Do You Have It?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the doctor's office; home blood pressures are far more reliable. Pre-hypertension is defined and possible solutions for mild hypertension are offered. It is not usually a lifelong disease and much can be done to get you off medication after you've learned to live a healthy lifestyle.          

Hypertension: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that need improving. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and as yet unknown side effects that can be lifethreatening. Most people with hypertension can get off of their drugs if they will adopt a healthy...

Low HDL Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Even though there is abundant evidence that people with low protective HDL cholesterol are at risk for heart attacks, a large new study refutes this myth. People with high HDL in this study of 70,000 people had a much lower incidence of heart attacks, but people with a genetic defect in producing HDL and had a low level in this study did not have an...

Lower Blood Pressure Readings May Be Dangerous When Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
A medical study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the journal, Internal Medicine, in June of 2014 that contradicts common medical belief that when treating hypertension, the lower the better. They studied 4,480 patients for 21 years and found that once blood pressure is below 140, there is no benefit in loweing the systolic...

Obesity and Cognitive Function in Teens

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  A study by NYU Med School researchers and published in the August 2012 issue of Pediatrics showed that the metabolic syndrome in adolescents is associated with cognitive and brain impairments. These students had lower scores in math, reading, spelling, attention span, and mental flexibility. The impairments were generally more severe than in adults...

Sugar and High Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
It is well known that salt can cause increase your blood pressure.  Recent research has shown that beverages containing sugar, such as soda and fruit juice, can also increase your blood pressure. The worse thing a person can do is to combine the two; such as "enjoying" a bag of chips and a soda with your lunch. This can double...

The Importance of Vitamin D in Serious Illness

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2016
A study published in Pediatrics from the University of Ottawa documented that 75% of children in ICU with serious illnesses had low vitamin D levels and were noted to be sicker, requiring more life support services, and longer times in the ICU. Considering that there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of exposure to sunlight, it is not particularly...

Treating High Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
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US Healthcare is Getting Worse

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to the Institute of Medicine's publication in JAMA in July of 2013, the US is falling behind most industrialized countries in nearly every measure of health care even though it is generally improving in most areas including an increase in longevity by three years. This has little to do with how much we spend on health care because...

Why Doctors Over-diagnose and Over-Treat Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 01/05/2015
The United States Preventive Task Force reviewed 27 studies in February of 2014 to determine the benefits and harms of screening for high blood pressure and concluded that office blood pressure readings are not accurate about half of the time. This leads to over-diagnosis and over-treatment of blood pressure. For this reason they recommended ambulatory blood...

Why People with the Same Level of Hypertension Need Different Treatments

submitted by: admin on 04/14/2015
Treating blood pressure strictly by the numbers is short-sighted because it does not take into account a person's overall health issues. Certainly it is far more important to aggressively treat someone who has advanced arteriosclerotic disease than someone who is otherwise healthy. Doesn't it make sense to be more aggressive in a person with a history...

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