Harmful amounts of sodium can be found in unsalty foods such as breakfast cereal and bagels, according to Consumer Reports magazine.
More than half of people in three European countries who were diagnosed with high blood pressure in a recent survey did not know they had the condition, according to a study published Wednesday.
The lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure down to the average level of whites, a surprising new study found.
Scientists in Japan have identified four proteins in chicken legs which appear to be effective in controlling high blood pressure, a study has said.
People who have uncontrolled high blood pressure despite taking multiple blood pressure-lowering drugs can lower their blood pressure by adopting a low-salt diet, according to a study released today at the American Heart Association's 62nd Annual Fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in Atlanta.
Treating high blood pressure in the very elderly may help reduce their risk of developing dementia, researchers said on Monday.
Advice and medications delivered via the Internet, along with home blood pressure (BP) monitoring, lets people with high blood pressure get their condition under control, researchers have reported in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.
People with high blood pressure should monitor it regularly at home to get truer readings than those sometimes taken in a doctor's office and better manage the condition, experts urged on Thursday.
Listening to half an hour of music each day may significantly lower your blood pressure, according to research reported at the American Society of Hypertension meeting in New Orleans this week.
More than 80 percent of high blood pressure disease occurs in the developing world, and mostly among younger adults, researchers said on Thursday in a report that belies the image of hypertension as a disease of harried, overfed rich people.