Folate vitamin shown to reduce high blood
pressure in women
a vitamin already known for its power to prevent birth defects,
also appears to reduce the risk of high blood pressure in women
young and old.
The breast cancer drug tamoxifen may cause a slight increase in
stroke risk, says a Duke University Medical Center study in the
Oct. 12 issue of Neurology.
Most people who have obesity surgery not only lose a lot of weight
but experience marked improvements in health problems that are
part and parcel of being extremely overweight.
A new review of studies on the procedure finds that "a substantial
majority" of obese people who underwent it recuperated from
diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and obstructive sleep
Moreover, many "experienced complete resolution," said
the review in the Oct. 13 Journal of the American Medical Association.
Teens who have insulin resistance could be more likely to suffer
from high blood pressure in adulthood, new research suggests.
Because high blood pressure is a known risk for cardiovascular
disease, the finding could help spot children who face a higher
risk for heart problems later in life, Dr. Alan Sinaiko, the study