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Help Prevent Hypertension with a Potassium-Rich Diet

A diet that is high in potassium has been associated with a reduced chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), which, in turn, lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure.
Potassium Balances Sodium
Potassium affects blood pressure through its complementary relationship with sodium; these two minerals play key roles

DASH and You Could Boost Your Heart Health

For the sixth year in a row, a panel of health experts has named the heart-healthy Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet the best overall eating plan, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Diets ranking. The Mediterranean diet and the MIND diet (which merges the

Ask the Doctor: Acupuncture For Hypertension

Q. I have heard that acupuncture can be used to reduce high blood pressure. Is there any research to support this claim?

A. You probably heard about a small study published in September 2015 in Medical Acupuncture, which suggests—but did not prove conclusively—that acupuncture might be used to benefit people with

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