Reduce Your Risk of Hypertension-Related Heart Failure
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified 12 genes thought to be responsible for blood pressure regulation--and they hope to up that number to 50 by the end of the year.
The findings, reported in the journal Nature Genetics, enhance the current understanding of hypertension and may lead to new therapies to control the condition. Learn more - http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/552167/
Eating Away at Heart Failure
Heart failure is a serious cardiovascular condition that occurs when the heart is too weak to circulate blood to the body’s vital organs and tissues. Blood pools, and fluids collect, everywhere from your feet to your lungs.
Heart failure is frequently associated with hypertension. Fortunately, by watching what you eat, you may be able to prevent its onset. In fact, if you have hypertension and are sticking to Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, this study says you’re already on the right track. Read more - http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/552174/
Young at Heart
One important topic at the American Society of Hypertension’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, convened this year in San Francisco, was children. Yes, kids get hypertension, too!
The reasons children develop high blood pressure may be related to certain environmental factors, and these factors can be targeted and changed to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk in early adulthood. Learn more - http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/552027