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Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

High rates of adolescents living with undiagnosed HIV in five high-burden countries

High rates of undiagnosed HIV were found amongst adolescents (aged between 10 – 19) across five high-burden countries in southern Africa, while the low rates of undetectable viral loads in those accessing treatment raises concerns around treatment effectiveness. This is the first study to estimate the number of adolescents living with HIV across Zimbabwe, Malawi,… Read More »

High Prevalence of OCD in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

While we have relatively limited information regarding the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OC) during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Previous studies have indicated that women may be more vulnerable to the onset of OCD during the postpartum period. Other studies indicate that women with OCD  may experience worsening of OCD symptoms during pregnancy and the… Read More »

High cholesterol: MHRA approve new drug to lower cardiovascular risk – side effects

Vazkepa (icosapent ethyl) is designed to reduce the risk of deadly cardiovascular conditions for people who are already taking statins and have elevated triglycerides of more than 150mg/dL. Professor Gabriel Steg said: “Icosapent ethyl could reduce cardiovascular events and has the potential to change the way residual cardiovascular risk is treated. “This authorisation of icosapent… Read More »

High blood pressure: Three drinks that could have a positive effect on your reading

Low-fat milk Low-fat milk is high in phosphorus, potassium and calcium which are three nutrients associated with hypertension reduction. Low-fat milk is also fortified with vitamin D, a vitamin that promotes healthy blood pressure. According to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, choosing to swap out full-fat dairy for low-fat versions may also… Read More »