Articles Archive for April 2009
A study involving nearly 16,000 US male physicians revealed that nut consumption (excluding legumes such as peanuts) was associated with lower blood pressure, particularly in lean individuals.
The participants’ nut consumption varied from 1 time a month to more than 7 times a week, and patients with the greatest nut consumption and healthy body weight recognized the greatest blood pressure lowering effects. The study’s researchers concluded that the, “data suggest that nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of hypertension in US male physicians and that such relation may …
Research shows that hypertensive individuals with misaligned C-1 vertebra may be able to lower their blood pressure through a chiropractic adjustment.
Fifty stage 1 hypertension patients with misaligned C-1, or Atlas, vertebra were included in the study. As part of the study, half received real chiropractic adjustments while the others were given sham therapy. None of the participants were on anti-hypertensive medications during the trial. Blood pressure was measured both immediately following the chiropractic intervention and eight weeks later.
The results indicated that fixing the misaligned vertebra resulted in a about a …
Watching more than 2 hours a day of television may significantly increase a child’s risk for developing hypertension, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The study included 546 participants, between 4 and 17 years old, who visited obesity clinics in California where information was collected about the amount of time they spent watching TV and their BMI and blood pressure were also recorded.
The results indicated a strong correlation between hours of TV watched and incidence of obesity and/or high blood pressure. When compared to …
Obesity prone rats fed a low-fat diet high in blueberry enriched powder for 90 days were found to have less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, lower body weight, lower total fat mass and improved insulin sensitivity when compared to similar rats receiving no blueberry powder. It is hypothesized that the high level of phytochemicals, a natural antioxidant, found in blueberries may be responsible for the health benefits.
University of Michigan (2009, April 20). Blueberries May Help Reduce Belly Fat, Diabetes Risk. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090419170112.htm
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Men’s Health editor Peter Moore was skeptical of the Zona Plus, but after 6 months of use a he is a believer! He wrote a review of his experience on his blog found here: http://blogs.menshealth.com/mh-life/my-blood-pressure-plunging/2009/04/15/