High Blood Pressure

Latest research findings about high blood pressure or hypertension from universities and research institutes.

Dementia risk higher in people whose blood pressure only a bit high

Dementia risk higher in people whose blood pressure only a bit high

Recent research has shown that people whose blood pressure is only a bit high may have a higher risk of dementia. In the study, researchers...
Harm of high blood pressure may depend on your hand grip

Harm of high blood pressure may depend on your hand grip

In a recent study about nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older, researchers found that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality...
Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Auburn University in Alabama found that drinking kefir may improve blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut...

How to check your blood pressure accurately at home

High blood pressure is a big risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Although people can get their blood pressure checked when they visit their...
Combining blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may reduce stroke risk

Combining blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may reduce stroke risk

In a recent study, researchers show that combining drugs that lowers blood pressure with medication that lowers cholesterol could reduce first-time strokes by 44%. Stroke...
Why diabetes and high blood pressure are double trouble

Why diabetes and high blood pressure are double trouble

Diabetes and high blood pressure are both chronic health conditions that can harm your health. Both are big risk factors for heart disease, stroke and...
How marijuana could hurt your heart and blood pressure

How marijuana could hurt your heart and blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood...
This new 5-minute exercise may improve your blood pressure and brain health

This new 5-minute exercise may improve your blood pressure and brain health

In a new study, researchers found that a 5-minute exercise could help people improve their blood pressure and boost brain function. The exercise is called...
Scientists discover new genes that regulate blood pressure

Scientists discover new genes that regulate blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis used a technique to identify dozens of new genetic variations that affect blood...
Montmorency tart cherry juice is good for your blood pressure and cholesterol

Montmorency tart cherry juice is good for your blood pressure and cholesterol

If you want to control your blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, you should try  Montmorency tart cherry juice, according to a study published...