Hypertension in the News

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

04/06/2015 - Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds

04/02/2015 - Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

03/31/2015 - Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

03/16/2015 - Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

03/16/2015 - Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

03/05/2015 - Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

03/05/2015 - Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

03/03/2015 - Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

03/03/2015 - Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

03/02/2015 - Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

02/27/2015 - Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

02/26/2015 - The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

02/11/2015 - Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

02/11/2015 - New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

02/10/2015 - Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

02/10/2015 - But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

02/09/2015 - Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

02/05/2015 - Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

01/29/2015 - The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

01/29/2015 - Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the "silent killer" because: