About one in three American adults, some 67 million people, have high blood pressure, one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke. If you’re age 65 years or older, the odds are even greater that you have hypertension: 64% of men and 69% of women ages 65 and up
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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
Probiotics May Benefit Your Blood Pressure
Probiotics are not only good for your digestive system, they may also be good for your blood pressure, according to a study published July 21, 2014 in the journal Hypertension. Researchers analyzed data from nine studies involving 543 adults with normal or elevated blood pressure
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
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