When Coss Marte entered prison, he says, his cholesterol and blood pressure were so high that doctors told him he could die before his seven-year term was through. This medical dilemma had a lot to do with the stresses of operating a New York City drug delivery service large enough to net him about $2 million a year by age 19. Show More Summary
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Rosemarie! Rosemarie has always had a passion for food and cooking, but the Standard American Diet started affecting her health. She developed high blood pressure and had to start prescription medication....Show More Summary
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.
Three years ago, weighing it at 605 pounds, Pasquale "Pat" Brocco, got a wake-up call to lose weight or make funeral arrangements. His doctor said his high cholesterol and high blood pressure could cause him to die in his sleep. Related...Show More Summary
Student-athletes were found to have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings as the general adolescent population.
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not protect against these conditions. They published their findings in The Journal of Pediatrics.
Obstructive sleep apnea - a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 - is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of the journal Science Signaling, researchers based...Show More Summary
Somebody may to need to place a blood pressure monitor on the wrist of Newbury Park High quarterback Cameron Rising during a football game this fall. Could he possibly be as calm and cool during pressure situations as everyone claims? Keith Smith, Newbury Park’s offensive coordinator, tells a story...
A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), decreasing physical activity, a high prevalence of smoking, and unhealthy diet have also contributed to the growing burden of CVD -- now the leading cause of death in China.
From weight gain to carpal tunnel syndrome, working a desk job takes its toll. According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting all day can cause high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and even increase your risk of developing cancer. But by being proactive and taking some precautions, you can minimize...
Boston, MA - A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Increasing body mass...Show More Summary
Going to the doctor for an annual check-up is a smart approach because even if you don’t feel sick, the visit can catch problems like high cholesterol or blood pressure before they become serious. Similarly, the systems that support complex business-critical enterprise functions such as environmental performance and compliance assurance may appear to be operating […]
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout.Show More Summary
Even tiny amounts of lead in the water can cause IQ deficits in children or high blood pressure in adults.
People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. read more
Between 2000 and 2010, high blood pressure decreased among the rich but increased among the poor
Nearly one-third of the adult population worldwide had hypertension in 2010. For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Three-quarters of the world's adults with hypertension live in low- and middle-income countries and may lack access to proper care. Show More Summary
New research indicates that the prevalence of high blood pressure in low- and middle-income countries has overtaken that of high-income countries.
DALLAS, August 8, 2016 -- For the first time in history, people living in low- and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of hypertension - or high blood pressure - than people living in high-income countries, according toShow More Summary
Only 8% of hypertensive adults in poorer countries had their condition under control in 2010