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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.

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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 -

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 -


aliĝngix's picture


This sounds interesting, I'm glad you can share this. See you around, and thanks for posting. Your posting again. You weren't posting for a while, so I was wondering what was up. I guess we all have our own lives, so...But like I said, I like it when people post. See you around!



Hey Aliĝngix,
Reckon you are doing great.
Yeah, i'm kind of occupied at the moment, limiting my input in World Pulse.
I' m flattered to know you were looking out for me and thanks for the concern.

Kind Regards,

LauraB's picture

So much we can do

As in this finding, there is so much that is in our hands. I worked with kids for many years who were easily influenced
to eat good food if it was there and eager to learn if the info. was presented in a vital, interesting way.

Thanks for sharing your findings.





Hi Laura,
I'm glad you found the info useful especailly for your kids.

Actually being in the US for a while, i release perhaps due to time factor many parents feed their children from restuarants and most of these restaurants foods are more or less junk food, have high cholesterol, fats and oils,sugar, high sodium and carbohydrates.

I watch on TLC a 19yrs old boy who weighs about 850 pounds and his mom now blame herself.
More so it is an evolution for when theses kids are used to eating just restuarant foods they shall do so with their own children. That is why in this TLC program a Dr commented 'Americans are eating themselves to death', seeing a man who weighs a 1035 pounds.
And this excess weights comes with a lot of complications.

Best Wishes

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