A review shows that 2 to 3 g/day may be the optimal intake associated with both systolic and diastolic blood pressure reductions.
Novel associations were seen for venous circulatory disorders and peripheral neuropathy in the presence and absence of diabetes.
The highest prevalence seen for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, followed by obesity.
Those with an accelerated versus stable cardiovascular risk trajectory have an increased risk for memory decline.
Surveys conducted across 60 countries reveal that screening strategies using the second blood pressure reading had the smallest misdiagnosis rate.
Each standard deviation increase in BP polygenic risk score was linked to a 12% increased hazard of adverse cardiovascular events.
A high prevalence of hypertension and type 2 diabetes was seen among the Puerto Rican cohort; those with both have deteriorating patterns in major white matter tracts.
Clinic-based measures were significantly lower than ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and had low sensitivity for detecting hypertension.
Protein consumed in moderate amounts from various sources was linked to a lower risk for developing hypertension.
Increases also were seen in the proportion of participants with a mean monthly BP classified as uncontrolled or severely uncontrolled hypertension.
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