The website notes that even a small reduction in sodium in your dietcan reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8mm Hg. Saturated fat Fats, Karuhanga says, should be avoided by those with high blood pressureas these line blood vessels, making one susceptible to heart attacks and strokes if fat is lodged in the heart and brain respectively. We may want to adhere to this rule and we will throw away that chicken skin and avoid fatty meat but then we will go and cook our food or spread our breads with transfats! Transfats are liquid oils which are hydrogenated to turn to solid fat and according to http://www.about.com, saturated fats, especially transfats are bad for both the heart and blood vessels especially in instances where the heart is already under a lot of stress in the setting of high blood pressure. Examples of transfats on the market include margarine, Kimbo, Cowboy, Chipsy and shortening (which is an ingredient in some biscuits).
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Study: High blood pressure reading in kids linked to triple risk for adults
The findings suggest even occasional spikes in blood pressure at any age could signal problems later in life and should not be dismissed. After accounting for age, gender and weight, researchers found a direct link between high blood pressure readings during childhood and high blood pressure in adulthood: The rate of high blood pressure during adulthood was 8.6 percent among those who didn’t have high readings as children. The rate rose to 18 percent among those who had at least one high reading during childhood. The rate jumped to 35 percent among those who had two or more high readings during childhood. The findings suggest even occasional spikes in blood pressure at any age could signal problems later in life and should not be dismissed. In 1986, researchers began following 1,117 adolescent children who lived in Indianapolis. Blood pressure readings were taken by a school nurse or during a doctor’s office visit, and the children were followed for 27 years.
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