Most African-Americans Develop High Blood Pressure By Age 55, Study Shows

BOSTON (CBS) — According to a new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association, most African-Americans develop high blood pressure by age 55. Researchers followed nearly 4,000 young adults over time and found that more than 75-percent of black men and women had developed high blood pressure by the time they turned 55, compared to about 50-percent of white men and 40-percent of white women. The disparity is largely due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, but they also tend to be more sensitive to salt than other racial groups. Experts say young African-Americans should be monitored closely and counseled about lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise, that can lower their risk of hypertension. The definition of high blood pressure was recently redefined as a level greater than 130/80.  
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Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Sleep apnea is associated with adverse health outcomes. Despite being an important comorbidity in obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and resistant hypertension, it is underdiagnosed in these patient groups. An inexpensive and readily accessible sleep apnea screening tool would help address this problem. We sought to compare three commonly used screening tools.Methods:We recruited 812 patients who had not previously been investigated for sleep apnea from our institution's diabetes (n = 512), obesity (n = 129), resistant hypertension (n = 74) and heart failure (n = 43) clinics. Patients completed three...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates blood sugar gi gluten-free glycemic grain-free grains Inflammation insulin low-carb Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsMaximum prevalence of MetS was recorded when the Harmonized criteria was followed. A good agreement was observed between Harmonized vs. IDF criteria. MetS if detected early especially in apparently healthy subjects; paves way for preventive measures to be designed in order to avert the incidence of diabetes and other risks related to cardio vascular disease.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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