Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure?

Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure? Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure? Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology. #zinc #bloodpressure #hypertension Clintoria R. Williams, Monisha Mistry, Aswathy Miriam Cheriyan,…

Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation

Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Probiotic Kefir Antihypertensive Effects in…

Study links chemicals widely found in plastics and processed food to elevated blood pressure in children and teens

Contact: Lorinda Klein lorindaann.klein@nyumc.org 212-404-3533 NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine Data from nearly 3,000 children shows dietary exposure to certain plastics may play a hidden role in epidemic increases in childhood hypertension NEW YORK, May 22, 2013. Plastic additives known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are odorless, colorless and just…

Old before their time: Britons now ageing quicker than their parents

Poor diet and lack of exercise blamed for increase in obesity, blood pressure and diabetes Jeremy Laurance Thursday, 11 April 2013 We are living longer yet growing less healthy. That is the paradoxical conclusion reached by researchers who have found successive generations building up medical problems worse than those faced by their forbears. Life expectancy…

Study shows potential benefit of dark chocolate for liver disease patients

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Isabelle Scali media.easl2010@cohnwolfe.com 44-771-743-5103 European Association for the Study of the Liver Vienna, Austria, Thursday 15 April: Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help patients suffering from liver cirrhosis and from dangerously high blood pressure in their abdomen, according to new research presented today…

High fructose corn syrup: A recipe for hypertension

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Shari Leventhal sleventhal@asn-online.org 202-558-8423 American Society of Nephrology Elevated dietary fructose linked to high blood pressure A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in…

More pregnant women taking high blood pressure drugs, yet safety unclear

Contact: Karen Astle karen.astle@heart.org 214-706-1392 American Heart Association Nearly 5 percent of pregnant women are prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, including some drugs that aren’t considered safe for mothers or their babies, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Use of high blood pressure drugs during pregnancy is becoming…