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Cholesterol: Do you have high cholesterol? Eat these six foods to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in a person’s blood and cells. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the unhealthy kind of cholesterol often referred to as “bad”. Over time, high levels of LDL cholesterol can damage a person’s arteries, contribute to heart disease, and increase their risk having a stroke. As Rob Hobson, head of nutrition… Read More »

Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure when lying down

Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. Supine hypertension is present in about half of people with autonomic failure, a chronic… Read More »

High blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life tied to heart problems later

(Reuters Health) – People with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before age 40 are more likely to have a heart attack later in life than other adults, a new analysis suggests. FILE PHOTO: A man has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua… Read More »

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems decades later

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don’t to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests. Compared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more… Read More »