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Effect of alogliptin on blood pressure in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the effect of alogliptin (Nesina) on blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (HTN; high blood pressure) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors concluded that alogliptin was associated with improved blood sugar control, BP and arterial stiffness in these patients. Some background HTN or high BP is...

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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Can a rice bran supplement lower high blood pressure?

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of a processed rice bran (PRB) supplement in the management of patients with high blood pressure (BP). The authors concluded that daily consumption of a rice bran supplement with PRB can improve mildly high BP.   Some background Hypertension is a condition where the BP...

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Combining telmisartan/amlodipine and rosuvastatin – an effective treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol?

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated a combination of telmisartan/amlodipine (Twynsta; TA) and rosuvastatin (Crestor; R) in the treatment of hypertension and high cholesterol. They found that triple therapy with TAR was effective in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Many patients...

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Importance of vitamin D and dietary calcium in patients with hypertension.

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the association between dietary calcium intake, vitamin D levels in the blood and hypertension (high blood pressure). The authors concluded that regular consumption of calcium may help prevent and treat hypertension in patients who do not have low levels of vitamin D. Some background Hypertension is blood...

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Does chronic use of beta-blockers increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the association between chronic (long-term) exposure to beta-blockers (BBs) with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The authors concluded that the chronic use of BBs is associated with an increased risk for PD. Some background In PD, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break...

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Is nocturia an unrecognized symptom of uncontrolled hypertension in black men?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if nocturia is common in black men with uncontrolled hypertension. They found that nocturia is common in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Hypertension is very common in non-Hispanic black people. The death rate from hypertension is highest in...

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