Tag: changes in blood pressure

Blueberries Good for Your Blood Pressure and Brain

With the domestic blueberry season about to begin, there’s no better time to celebrate the bountiful health benefits of Americans’ second-favorite berry (after strawberries). New research has linked blueberry consumption to better blood pressure, and Tufts scientists continue to explore how blueberries protect the brain. More than three-dozen current clinical

What’s the Right Menu to Control Hypertension?

If you’re worried about high blood pressure, a new systematic review of scientific evidence has good news: Changing your diet really can make a difference. Not surprisingly, the most effective diet for reducing hypertension was one designed specifically for that purpose—the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan. But other

1. What is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?

When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily

Avoid Drug Combinations That Endanger Your Health

One in every six American seniors is taking a combination of drugs that could threaten their health or even their lives, according to a study published online March 21, 2016 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

In a sample group of more than 2,200 older adults surveyed in 2005 and again

For Your Mind’s Sake—Get a Move On!

Everyone knows that without exercise your body gets out of shape. Now new research suggests the same may be true for your brain cells.

A study assessing the brain impact of a sedentary lifestyle in animals found that inactivity chang-es the shape of certain brain cells in ways that increase susceptibility

Research Shows the Benefits of Even a Little Regular Exercise

If you’re exercising just 10 to 15 minutes a day, take heart. You’re doing more than you think to live longer. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that any amount of lei-sure-time physical activity is associated with a significantly lower risk of death when compared with no

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