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Hypertension Increases Risk of Death from Heart Disease

High blood pressure early in life increases the risk of dying from heart disease, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Physicians Address Food Myths

A review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed the evidence behind recent food trends and myths.

Plant-Based Diets Prevent Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-based diets decrease risks for heart disease and type 2 diabetes and aid weight management, according to a review published in Nutrition Bulletin.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Publishes Stance on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition professionals.

Grains Protect Against Heart Disease

Consumption of both refined and whole grains helped reduce weight, blood pressure, and total and LDL cholesterol among overweight and obese patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention a Concern for All

Risk factors for heart disease remain a concern across the age spectrum and particularly for African-Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Fruits and Vegetables Improve Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease Patients

Kidney disease patients who increase their intake of fruits and vegetables can improve their blood pressure, according to a study presented last week at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Vegetarian Diets Reduce High Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets protect against hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Hypertension.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Dementia

Metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors including high blood sugar and blood pressure and a large waistline, leads to dementia, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology.

Childhood Obesity Leads to Hypertension

Childhood obesity may lead to hypertension later in life, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Fruit and Vegetable Intake during Young Adulthood Prevents Heart Disease

Eating fruits and vegetables as a young adult prevents heart disease later in life, according to a study published online in Circulation.

Hypertension Early in Life May Lead to Heart Disease

Hypertension in young adults may increase risk for heart disease later in life, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Potassium May Prevent High Blood Pressure Later in Life

A diet rich in potassium during adolescence may help prevent high blood pressure later in life, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers followed the diets of 2,185 adolescent females as part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Growth and Health Study for about 10 years.

Plant-Based Diets Deliver Improved Care and Digestive Health to Individuals with Diabetes

The bacterial environment of the digestive tract may contribute to obesity and diabetes, according to a review article in the publication On the Cutting Edge, by the Diabetes Care and Education practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Continuous exposure to low-grade antibiotics in the food system, long-term antibiotic use, or poor dietary choices may cause dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Obese Children

Vegan diets reduce the risk of heart disease in obese children, according to a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers led by Michael Macknin, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic compared a plant-based diet with an American Heart Association diet in 28 overweight children along with one parent of each child. Those who followed the plant-based diet excluded added fat and animal products and focused on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

High-Fiber Diets Increase Lifespan

People who consumed the most fiber were 19 percent less likely to die during study periods ranging up to a decade.

Childhood Obesity Associated with Serious Heart Problems

Childhood Obesity Associated with Serious Heart Problems, according to a new study published by the American College of Cardiology.

Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Heart disease in adults begins in childhood, according to an article published in this month's issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians Have Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets support a healthy blood pressure, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers identified 39 studies which analyzed the dietary choices and blood pressures of adults. Vegetarian diets were associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures, compared with omnivorous diets. This review is consistent with other studies and stresses the significance of a dietary approach to preventing and reducing the risk for hypertension.

Weight Determines Kidney Function

Heavier people have worse kidney health, compared with people of normal weight, according to a new study published by the National Kidney Foundation.

Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians have a lower risk of heart disease, according to a new study in the March issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Yes, Cutting Fatty Foods Really Does Help You Lose Weight

Diets lower in total fat led to lower total body weights, compared with diets higher in fat, according to a new review published in the British Medical Journal.

Vegetarian Men at Reduced Risk for Heart Disease

Vegetarian men weigh less and have less cardiovascular disease risk, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Lower Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks with Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarians have significantly lower blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index, blood sugar, and triglycerides, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a recent study published in Diabetes Care.

High-Fat Fast-Food Meals Cause the Heart to Beat Harder and Blood Pressure to Rise

A new study from the Journal of Nutrition finds that a single fatty meal can cause the heart to beat harder and blood pressure to rise.

Vegetarian Diets Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets lower blood pressure significantly, according to an article in this month's Nutrition Reviews.