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The highs and lows of blood pressure

You may understand that high blood pressure can increase risk of heart attacks and strokes but do you realise a low blood pressure can...

Lack of social ties link to hypertension in women

Middle-aged and older women who lack social ties are far more likely to suffer hypertension and thus have an increased risk of heart attacks...

Overweight mothers may damage their babies for life

Obese women can cause long term cardiovascular problems for their babies, according to the UPBEAT trial on exercise, diet and pregnancy; the solution is...

Sleep problems are linked to your gut health

Your gut microbiome is a major player in sleep regulation according to Dr David Gozal and his team from the University of Missouri School...

Salt causes hypertension via gut microbiome

Restricting salt consumption below 2.3 gm per day, increased short-chain fatty acid levels in the blood stream and lowered hypertension, blood pressure and improved...

Low Testosterone in men link to Alzheimer’s, multimorbidity and cancer

Two separate studies have linked declining levels of testosterone in all age groups the multiple chronic illnesses with one study showing a ‘significant’ link...

Vision Snow

Vision snow is a very real condition but doctors are not sure what causes it; ocular migraine without the pain; asteroid hyalosis causing opaque...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

The bioactive ingredient Lycopene in tomatoes reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood whilst slightly increasing good cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure,...

Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD? Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD  occurs when the kidneys start to perform poorly and so compounds that might...