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Health News - Hypertension

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds
A first-of-its-kind study analyzes the effect of the so-called 16:8 fasting diet in people with obesity. The study found unexpected health benefits. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep
Lack of sleep can impact our health, but can too much sleep also be harmful? New research links both extremes to an increased risk of metabolic problems. (Medical News Today)

Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter. (Medical News Today)

High-salt diet may kill off 'good' gut bacteria
Eating too much salt is known to increase blood pressure. Researchers recently discovered that this might be due to salt’s impact on gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

'Millions' prescribed wrong dose of common drugs
By updating old cardiovascular risk analyses, researchers alter the guidelines for prescribing statins, aspirin, and blood pressure drugs. (Medical News Today)

'Healthy obesity' not so healthy for the heart
Women with 'metabolically healthy obesity' won't have conditions such as diabetes. Even so, they may still face a heightened risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure? Drinking kefir could lower it
Kefir, a fermented milk drink, is known for its probiotic properties that help to rebalance gut bacteria. But how can this influence blood pressure? (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk
A new study reveals that certain blood pressure drugs are linked with a high risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?
Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that causes the heart to weaken, making it difficult to pump blood around the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms, stages, and life expectancy of congestive heart failure. We also look at treatment options, including lifestyle changes and surgery. (Medical News Today)

How music helps the heart find its beat
A new study shows that listening to music can intensify the beneficial effects of hypertension medication in people with high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What is serum cholesterol?
Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determine whether they should change their diet or lifestyle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

This gene ups sugar intake but lowers body fat
One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds? (Medical News Today)

How do you check your own blood pressure?
It is common to have your blood pressure checked at the doctor's office, but there are many cases where it is important to monitor it at home. It is easy to check blood pressure with an automated machine, but it can also be done manually at home. Learn how to check your own blood pressure and what the results mean. (Medical News Today)

A noisy workplace might affect your heart
Occupational noise is an important health hazard linked to a heightened risk of hearing loss. It can also endanger the heart, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

Could grilling your meat raise blood pressure?
Researchers suggest that regular consumption of grilled or barbecued meat or fish could raise the risk of developing high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome
New research now suggests that low-calorie sweeteners may actually help to increase fat formulation and lead to metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

What is a left atrial enlargement?
Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs
Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death. (Medical News Today)

Salt causes hypertension, but can fruits and veg save the day?
Put the salt down, because no matter how healthful your diet is, researchers found that consuming too much salt still increases blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes
Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about white coat syndrome
White coat syndrome is a condition where a person’s blood pressure rises due to being around doctors. Included is detail on diagnosis and complications. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of celeriac?
In this article, we take a look at some of the health benefits of celeriac, along with nutritional information and some recipe suggestions. (Medical News Today)

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. There are various possible triggers, but high blood pressure is a major factor. Immediate help is needed. Find out how to recognize symptoms and what to do if they occur. (Medical News Today)

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