Tag: Blood pressure

Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure

Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure Blue light exposure significantly decreased systolic blood pressure and increased heart rate as compared to control. In parallel, blue light significantly increased forearm blood flow, flow-mediated dilation, circulating nitric oxide species and nitroso compounds while it decreased forearm vascular resistance and…

Lactotripeptides and their health benefits

Ralph Turchiano

A brief overview of the possible benefits of AmealPeptide, with regard to: Blood Pressure Endothelial Function Arterial Stiffness Nitric Oxide Arterial Plaque Muscle Soreness Fatigue Recovery Heart Rate * AmealPeptide® is derived from casein (milk protein), and consists of two lactotripeptides — Valine-Proline-Proline (VPP) and Isoleucine-Proline-Proline (IPP) — that have been shown to help reduce…

Beating high blood pressure with coconut oil and exercise

Beating high blood pressure with coconut oil and exercise – Either coconut oil supplementation or exercise training was shown to reduce blood pressure. However, only combined coconut oil and exercise training were able to bring the pressure back to normotensive values. The reduction in blood pressure caused by the combination of coconut oil supplementation and…

Beating high blood pressure with a combination of coconut oil and physical exercise

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015 New study in rats shows potential for combining coconut oil and exercise to successfully reduce hypertension Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press) Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health, including fat…

Added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015 Clinical experts reporting in Mayo Clinic Proceedings urge drastic reductions in the consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose   Rochester, MN, January 29, 2015 – Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so…

BPA lined containers raise blood pressure fast

BPA lined containers raise blood pressure fast – Urinary BPA concentration increased by up to 1,600 percent after consuming canned beverages compared to after consuming the glass-bottled beverages. – “A 5 mm Hg increase in systolic blood pressure by drinking two canned beverages may cause clinically significant problems, particularly in patients with heart disease or…

Cans lined with Bisphenol A may increase blood pressure

“Urinary BPA concentration increased by up to 1,600 percent after consuming canned beverages compared to after consuming the glass-bottled beverages.” PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 8-Dec-2014 American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Drinking or eating from cans or bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, according to new research reported in the…

Drinking cup of beetroot juice daily may help lower blood pressure

22 Apr 2013 A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. People with high blood pressure who drank about 8 ounces of beetroot juice experienced a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. But the preliminary…

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s

05 FEB 2013 A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. In a small pilot study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the…

Antioxidants may ease PAD blood pressure increase

19 NOV 2012 HERSHEY, Pa. — Low antioxidant levels contribute to increased blood pressure during exercise for people with peripheral arterial disease, according to researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute. Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, affects an estimated 10 million Americans and increases the chance of death from a cardiovascular event. Reduced…

Probiotics to Decontaminate Your Gut?

21 SEP 2012 Heavy metals and other toxins frequently contaminate food and water. The culprits read like a litany of bad actors—lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium—but their numbers run into the thousands. Microbes have long been enlisted for bioremediation, but they also have the potential to protect us from toxins, according to a minireview in…

Stress prompts some to retain as much salt as eating fries

07 SEP 2012 AUGUSTA, Ga. – When stressed, about 30 percent of blacks hold onto too much sodium, the equivalent of eating a small order of fast food French fries or a small bag of potato chips, researchers say. “This response pattern puts you under a greater blood pressure load over the course of the…

Cocoa compounds may reduce blood pressure

27 AUG 2012 Compounds in cocoa may help to reduce blood pressure, according to a new systematic review in The Cochrane Library. The researchers reviewed evidence from short-term trials in which participants were given dark chocolate or cocoa powder daily and found that their blood pressure dropped slightly compared to a control group. Cocoa contains…

Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014 Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources…

Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure

20 Apr 2012 Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, according to an analysis of years of research by Johns Hopkins scientists. But the researchers stopped short of suggesting people load up on supplements. “Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation, but before we can…

Sugar implicated in cardiovascular disease risk independent of weight gain

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 15-May-2014 Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain. Research Fellow with Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Professor Jim Mann and colleagues…