Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

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By: Daniel Allar A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than other common health behaviors. Specifically, participants who kept a body mass index of less than 25 kilograms per square meter were 41 percent less likely to have increasing blood…

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Women with high-risk pregnancies far more prone to heart disease

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by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Women who have high-risk pregnancies or complications in childbirth are up to eight times more likely to suffer heart disease later in life. And many mothers — and their doctors — are unaware of the danger. Emerging research shows heart disease is a long-term threat for women who develop diabetes…

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