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Effects of Berries Consumption on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Meta-analysis with Trial Sequential Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

​Frequent consumption of berries may help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular profile and thwart the development of cardiovascular disease.

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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

Reducing Hypertension Lowers End Organ Damage Risk
Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...
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Effect of soy isoflavones on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

High dietary intake of soy isoflavones may help to  reduce the blood pressure of individuals with hypertension.

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Effect of longer-term modest salt reduction on blood pressure.

​Adhering to a diet low on salt can help to transform a high blood pressure number to a healthy one.

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Peter Goldstein
A beautiful example of how just 1 thing at a time can change lives!
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:47
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Effects of dietary fiber type on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of healthy individuals.

​Eating generous portions of fiber-rich foods regularly may help to lower high blood pressure.

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Sugary Beverages Increase Hypertension Risk

Hypertension Complications Infographic
Americans love sugar-sweetened beverages, and too many of them (Americans) consume far too much of them (sugary beverages). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  reported that approximately 30% of American adults drank sugar-sweetened beverages, including soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened tea, at least once a...
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Linda Carney MD
They did not tease out whether hypertension was caused by the caffeine, the sugar, the carbonation, the weight gain these drinks m... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 13:21
Sue Louise Gilmore
Great article! Wondering if the studies explain the mechanism behind the accelerated risk of hypertension from drinking sugary dri... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:43
Jane Elizabeth Kogelschatz
Hi, It was after too many Arizona Green Teas with Honey one night that my hypertension led to BRVO. Only lots of greens, Kale, in ... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:39
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Health effects of saturated and trans-fatty acid intake in children and adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Children and adolescents on low-fat diets are less prone to develop cardiovascular disease.

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Dietary phylloquinone intakes and metabolic syndrome in US young adults.

Adequate intake of phylloquinones (vitamin K) from food sources may help guard against the development of metabolic syndrome

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Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: a meta-analysis.

High blood pressure is less likely to develop in individuals adhering to a vegetarian dietary pattern.

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Dietary fiber for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease is less likely to occur in frequent consumers of fiber-rich diets.

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The effect of a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle intervention on serum HDL levels and the implications for metabolic syndrome status - a cohort study.

Low-fat, plant-based diets are associated with low plasma levels of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and improved cardiovascular health.

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Global sodium consumption and death from cardiovascular causes.

Sodium consumption above 2g per day is one of the major causes of cardiovascular-related deaths worldwide. This study examined the effect of sodium consumption on global cardiovascular mortality. Researchers analyzed dietary and clinical data obtained from subjects in 66 countries. The blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality hazard ratios were assessed in all the subjects. Researchers...
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