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Tagged: High blood pressure

Low vitamin D = high blood pressure

Low levels of vitamin D can trigger high blood pressure, a new study shows. British scientists have demonstrated a direct genetic link between lacking the "sunshine" vitamin and hypertension, or high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks and stroke.

  • 12 Jun 2013

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is defined as the pressure of blood in the circulatory system, relating to rate of heartbeat. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, means that the heart is having to work harder to pump blood around the body.

  • 30 Mar 2012

Hypertension

Blood pressure is defined as the pressure of blood in the circulatory system, relating to rate of heartbeat. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the heart is having to work harder to pump blood around the body.

  • 24 Jan 2012

Study questions salt avoidance

Less salt may not actually be better for us, according to a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

  • 10 Nov 2011

Kidney research provides clues to high blood pressure

A study of kidney cells has offered some clues as to why people get high blood pressure.

Obesity worse for girls

A US study has found that obesity in teenage girls has more of an impact on blood pressure than for teenage boys.

  • 17 Oct 2011