Heart health and mouth health linked: Treating gum disease found to help lower blood pressure

Brushing your teeth will never be the same again after this: keeping gum disease (periodontitis) at bay can help you lower your blood pressure, especially if you’re at risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Meeting. Dr. Jun Tao, lead author, and director of the Institute of…

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Top Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure

In America, almost one in three adults are living with high blood pressure, that’s why the topic of dietary recommendations for high blood pressure is becoming more and more popular these days. What causes high blood pressure? Normally not consuming enough vegetables and fruits can result in a high sodium intake and low potassium intake,…

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Walking After Eating Helps If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows that a short walk after eating may help lower blood sugar levels, for people who have type 2 diabetes, more than exercising at other times of the day. Postprandial glycemia is called the measurement of blood sugar and it has been linked with heart disease risk. When study participants took a…

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