Articles Archive for July 2010
A recent meta-analysis published in Lancet Oncology has prompted the FDA to begin a review the safety of angiotensin receptor blockers after the study found that ARBs may be associated with an increase in cancer rates.
For more information visit “FDA to look into possible cancer risk with ARBs” by Lisa Nainggolan which can be found at http://www.theheart.org/article/1099535.do.
With people looking to lower blood pressure through diet and without medications, the question, “does alcohol affect blood pressure” begs to be answered. In an effort to do just that, a group of medical professionals in 2001 conducted an in depth study of alcohol and hypertension.
In 1999 a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to see if oral coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) lowers blood pressure.
According to the American Heart association, any type of sugar can not only cause excess weight gain, but is also considered a key player in the development of diabetes, stoke and heart disease. Now, yet another study has been published showing the connection between fructose and high blood pressure.
Did you know that the average adult American drinks 28 ounces a day of sugar-sweetened beverages? Or that a simple 12 ounce can of sugar-sweetened soda has 130 calories of sugar or eight teaspoonfuls! There is a lot of information showing that dietary changes can lower blood pressure naturally, so a recent study investigated the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on high blood pressure.