Increasing salt intake puts you at high BP risk

 Stressing for the need to maintain a lower salt diet over a lifetime, significant research has revealed that people who gradually increase the amount of salt in diets also face high blood pressure risk as people who habitually eat a high-salt diet.

High BP in mid-life affects brain in old age

High blood pressure in your 50s may negatively impact your planning or problem-solving abilities 30 years later, a study says.

Having hypertension related genes may actually help lower risk of developing Alzheimer's

A new study has revealed that having high blood pressure may decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

'Lead in noodles can cause cardiovascular disease'

Health experts have said that lead present in noodles causes a slew of chronic diseases including high blood pressure, peripheral arterial disease and cardiovascular disease.

Gene that causes 'hereditary hypertension' identified

 A team of researchers has identified gene responsible for hereditary hypertension (high blood pressure) and at the same time a skeletal malformation called brachydactyly type E, which is characterized by unusually short fingers and toes.

High salt intake causes 26% deaths in India: Report

A study by the WHO suggests that excess of salt intake results in almost 2.5 million deaths every year. In India, the data reveals that roughly 26 percent of all deaths are due to high blood pressure, heart disease caused by salt.

DNA: Too much salt intake not good for health

A recent research has stated that too much consumption of salt can lead to many diseases and results to untimely death. Also watch DNA analysis of Rahul Gandhi's

Top five health concerns for men revealed

A new study has revealed the five most common health issues in men and how to prevent them.

Teen obesity 'strongly linked' to high blood pressure

A new study has shown strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure.

Youth obesity linked with high BP

As the number of overweight adolescents go up, so does the number of youth with high blood pressure, a study shows.

Patient's ethnic heritage determines best drug for BP?

 Scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person's ethnic heritage into account.

60 percent of type 2 diabetes preventable: Austrian experts

Type 2 diabetes is preventable in up to 60 percent of cases if early signs are recognised and acted upon, experts have said.

7 ways to avoid hypertension

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition which increases the risk of developing many health related problems including heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases.

Wild blueberries negate high-fat diet risks

The adverse effects of a high-fat diet - high blood pressure and nutrition derived inflammation - can be reduced by eating bilberries, a study says.

Added sugar more harmful for heart than salt

A new study has revealed that added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease.

WHO advocates salt reduction to prevent heart disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Sunday advocated salt reduction to prevent and control non-communicable diseases as high salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure and is associated with heart disease and stroke.

Top five delicious foods for lowering blood pressure!

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood flow in the arteries is often high.  

`Beer belly` can increase hypertension risk

A new study had discovered that people with belly fat face more risk of developing hypertension than the ones who are obese overall.

Fat kids are more likely to have high BP

Fat children are at a greater risk of hyper-tension (high blood pressure) -- generally assumed to be an adult condition that causes health problems, such as heart diseases.

Divorce can lead to high blood pressure

Just had a divorce and facing persistent sleep problems? Check your blood pressure as you may be at the risk of potentially harmful increase in blood pressure, says a study.