Blood #Pressure Changes in 1610 Subjects With and Without Antihypertensive Medication During Long‐Term #Fasting

We investigated daily blood pressure (BP) changes during fasting periods ranging from 4 to 41 (10.0±3.8) days in a cohort of 1610 subjects, including 920 normotensive, 313 hypertensive nonmedicated, and 377 hypertensive medicated individuals. Methods and Results Subjects underwent a multidisciplinary fasting program with a daily intake of ≈250 kcal. Weight and stress scores decreased during fasting, and the well‐being index increased, documenting a good … Continue reading Blood #Pressure Changes in 1610 Subjects With and Without Antihypertensive Medication During Long‐Term #Fasting

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Lifetime perspective on #alcohol and #brain health

Harm prevention policies must take the long view The maintenance of brain health is central to health and wellbeing across the lifespan.1 Evidence suggests three periods of dynamic brain changes that may be particularly sensitive to the neurotoxic effects of alcohol: gestation (from conception to birth), later adolescence (15-19 years), and older adulthood (over 65 years). Highly prevalent patterns of alcohol use may cause harm … Continue reading Lifetime perspective on #alcohol and #brain health

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