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Small amounts of licorice raise blood pressure, study finds

Science Daily - Heart Disease

It is known that large amounts of licorice cause high blood pressure. A new study now shows that even small amounts of licorice raise blood pressure. The individuals who react most strongly also show signs of strain on the heart.

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Oral nitrate-reducing bacteria as potential probiotics for blood pressure homeostasis

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

The oral cavity serves as an important interface between the body and the environment, and dysbiosis or disruption of the oral microbiota has negative effects on blood pressure regulation.

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Getting too little sleep linked to high blood pressure

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Sleeping fewer than seven hours is associated with a higher risk of developing high blood pressure over time, according to a new study.

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High blood pressure hurts the kidneys

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common problem that affects the body's arteries. If you have high blood pressure, the heart has to work harder to pump blood.

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Blood pressure should be measured lying down: study

American Heart News - Stroke News

An analysis of data from a long-running study of more than 11,000 adults from four diverse communities in the United States has found that adults who had high blood pressure while both seated upright and lying supine (flat on their backs) had a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure or premature death compared to adults without high blood (..)

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Decoding the Optimal Blood Pressure: Is Yours on Target?

Dr. Paddy Barrett

“What should my blood pressure be?” The US President, Franklin D Roosevelt, had his blood pressure tracked throughout his term in office, and the numbers are pretty stark. Shortly before he died, his blood pressure was measured at 350/195 mmHg 1. Just good blood pressure control.

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Weight loss surgery most effective for long-term blood pressure control

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Bariatric surgery is more effective in controlling hypertension rates, or high blood pressure, in people with obesity and uncontrolled high blood pressure compared to blood pressure medication alone, according to a new study.