Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

Just Heart Cardiovascular

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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Heart Disease in African-American Women

Just Heart Cardiovascular

Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest. Although she didn’t experience the typical warning signs, Shermane was having a stroke. A stroke? How could it be? After all, she thought of herself…

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