Hypertension

10 Keys to Cardiovascular Health

When the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released new guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in November, the headlines all focused on their controversial recommendations for statin use. Almost lost in the coverage was another set of ACC/AHA recommendations, which looked at diet and physical activity rather than drugs for reducing cardiovascular risk. Whether your physician has prescribed statin medications or not, these Lifestyle Management Guidelines can help protect your heart.

Are You Sipping Your Way to Heart Trouble?

Study finds sugar-sweetened beverages increase womens heart risk factors, regardless of weight gain. Women who drink two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may be increasing their cardiovascular risk

Eating Yogurt Linked to Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure

Tufts research finds regular yogurt eaters are 31% less likely to develop hypertension.

Resistant Hypertension? Maybe Its the Doctors Office

So-called white-coat hypertension, where blood-pressure readings are higher in the doctors office than elsewhere, may be responsible for more than a third of cases classified as resistant hypertension

Take a Walk to Reduce Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Get up off the couch, go for a walk, and youll be less likely to have problems with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Nuts May Benefit Metabolic-Syndrome Patients

A daily handful of nuts might help some people feel better and control their hunger