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With nearly half of American adults having elevated blood pressure, it’s important for everyone to understand that some common habits may affect blood pressure, making the condition more difficult to control.
Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults, especially in women
Study Highlights: Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women. Women who are overweight or obese enhanced the beneficial effects of morning exercise to reduce blood pressure by adding three-minute breaks from sitting every half hour throughout the day.
Physically active women have significantly decreased risk of heart disease; Younger women having more acute heart attacks in the U.S
Issue Highlights: Women with lower sedentary time or who frequently interrupt their sitting have a significantly lower risk of heart disease. Younger women are having more heart attacks than younger men.
El consumo de frutos secos puede reducir el riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares en personas con diabetes
Puntos destacados del estudio: Las personas con diabetes de tipo 2 que consumían cinco raciones de frutos secos a la semana presentaban un riesgo un 17% menor de sufrir una enfermedad cardiovascular. Incluso una pequeña cantidad de frutos secos marcaba la diferencia: un riesgo un 3% menor de sufrir una enfermedad cardiovascular y un riesgo un 6% inferior de muerte por enfermedad cardiovascular. Aparentemente, los frutos secos ofrecen una mayor protección cardiosaludable que los cacahuetes.
Study Highlights: People with type 2 diabetes who ate five servings of nuts per week enjoyed a 17 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Even a small amount of nuts made a difference, with a 3 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 6 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death for each additional weekly serving. Tree nuts appeared to offer more heart-healthy protection than peanuts.