Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 6th, 2009
Adherence to modifiable lifestyle and dietary factors including maintaining normal weight, daily vigorous exercise, eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and low in sodium and taking a folic acid supplement was associated with a significantly lower incidence of self-reported hypertension among women, according to a study in the July 22/29 issue of JAMA.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) contributes to more excess deaths in women than any other preventable factor. "Pharmacological treatment of established hypertension has proven benefits, yet these efforts are costly, require medical...
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