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1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol...
SOURCES: Gregory Nichols, Ph.D., senior investigator, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Ore.; Carlos Lorenzo, M.D., assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Tracey McLaughlin, M.D., associate professor, medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.; March 9, 2017, online, Preventing Chronic Disease
3/9/2017

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 -- Can people really be healthy and obese?

In one of the largest studies to date, researchers quantified the number of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese but don't have typical risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.

Of 1.3 million overweight and...

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Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt...
SOURCES: Sameer Bansilal, M.D., assistant professor, medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School, New York City; Gregg Fonarow, M.D., professor, cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles; Samantha Heller, R.D., exercise physiologist and senior clinical nutritionist, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; March 8, 2017, news release, American College of Cardiology
3/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- For Americans with high blood pressure, cutting back on salt is an important way to help keep the condition under control. Yet, new research shows that these patients are getting more salt in their diet than they did in 1999.

Between 1999 and 2012, salt (sodium...

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Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study...
SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, March 6, 2017
3/6/2017

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 -- Only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they're supposed to, a new Dutch study finds.

"Another 20 percent are not taking any of their blood pressure medications," study senior author Dr. Peter Blankestijn sai...

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