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Resistant Hypertension (HTN) is diagnosed when the patient's blood pressure (BP) remains at 140/90 or higher despite being on 3 or more anti-HTN drugs. Clinical trials have shown that between 20 and 30% of the people in America with HTN now have resistant HTN. While most patients initially diagnosed...
 
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Far too many American physicians today focus on controlling cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors with drugs rather than diet and lifestyle changes despite the fact that CVD is caused in large part by poor dietary habits. A very-low-fat, near-vegetarian diet low in salt can prevent and even reverse the...
 

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Loss of vision and blindness in older Americans is due primarily to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract formation. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, particularly those rich in carotenoids, has been associated with a reduced risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, smoking and hypertension may ... ... Salt Damages Vision
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Dr. Bibbins-Domingo calculated the potential impact of reducing the salt intake at the American Heart Association?s 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Florida (abstract P51). The average American adult consumes 9 to 12 g of salt daily. According to Dr. Bibbins-Domingo?s calculations, each 1 g reduction of salt intake (or 400 ... Eat Less Salt and Live Longer
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Click on the image above to save the March 2012 issue to your computer Inside May 2012: Research: Weight Loss Really Is Possible Food News: HealthierUS Challenge for Lunches Recipe: Great Grilling: Salmon and Potato Salad Handout: How to Lose Weight Handout: DASH to Lower BP Presentation Ideas: Veggies...