High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, studied the diet of more than 25,000 people in…

Studies explore potential benefits and costs of increased treatment to achieve lower blood pressure

Two studies examining the benefits and costs of treating high blood pressure more intensively, by aiming for lower blood pressure measures, will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019—November 16-18 in Philadelphia. A separate study analyzed the cost effectiveness of incrementally implementing high blood pressure treatment according…

Could heavier folks be at lower risk for ALS?

It’s not often that anything good is associated with obesity. Yet heavy folks and those who bulk up as they age may have less risk for the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds. The Norwegian study found that over several decades, people who packed on the…

Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don’t breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney, Australia. Published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the study of over 100,000 Australian mothers participating in the Sax Institute’s…