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For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common in lower-income countries

•Nearly one-third of the adult population worldwide had hypertension in 2010. •For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common ...

Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure

•People receiving about 368 mg/day of magnesium for about three months had overall reductions in systolic blood pressure of 2.00 mm Hg ...

Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk in pregnancy-related diabetes

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Emory studying ways to lower blood pressure without medication

The Emory Heart & Vascular Center is among 17 institutions worldwide evaluating an innovative approach to help lower high blood pressure without the use of medication. ... Full story

Developing better drugs for asthma and high blood pressure

Volkswagen Foundation funding international research team headed by Bielefeld University ... Full story

New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a new way of estimating our true underlying blood pressure that overcomes common problems in a clinical setting which can lead to misleading results. Their work is published in the journal Hypertension. ... Full story

Dostmann and Colleagues Discover Potential New Therapeutic Target for Hypertension, Earn Patent

A team of Vermont investigators has been issued a patent for their discovery of a molecule that rescues damaged blood vessels, yet preserves healthy vessels and could serve as a springboard for a new pharmaceutical therapy with fewer side effects for hypertension – a major risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease that effects roughly one in three people in the U.S. ... Full story

Higher blood levels of omega-3 may help depression in heart patients

Patients with higher blood levels at start of study responded better to omega-3 supplements ... Full story

Pregnant mother’s weight, glucose and blood pressure affect baby’s size

Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research led by the Universities of Bristol and Exeter. ... Full story

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