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Blood Pressure
 
Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients...
SOURCES: Rajiv Saran, M.D., professor, internal medicine and epidemiology, nephrology division, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ebele Umeukeje, M.D., instructor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.; Pamela Kent, R.D., Centers for Dialysis Care, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Feb. 16, 2017, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, online
2/16/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests.

Study participants lowered their systolic blood pressure (the top number) by almost 11 ...

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Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk...
SOURCE: Hypertension, news release, Jan. 30, 2017
1/30/2017

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 -- Regular sports or exercise may lower black Americans' risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds.

The new research included more than 1,300 black people living in or near Jackson, Miss. Black Americans have a higher risk of high blood pressure than other racia...

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Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn...
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians, news release, Feb. 1, 2017
2/7/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 -- A group of family physicians warns that too many Americans struggle with high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and heart failure, said Dr. John Meigs Jr., president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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