Impact of Yoga on Global Cardiovascular Risk as an Add-On to a Regular Exercise Regimen in Patients With Hypertension

BackgroundWe aimed to determine whether the addition of yoga to a regular exercise training regimen improves cardiometabolic risk profile.MethodsSixty individuals with diagnosed hypertension (≥ 140/90 mm Hg for 3 measurements on different days) were recruited in an exercise training program. In addition to aerobic exercise training, participants were randomised into either a yoga or a …

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Investigating genetic causal relationships between blood pressure and anxiety, depressive symptoms, neuroticism and subjective well-being

Background High blood pressure is a leading cardiovascular disease risk factor and considered to be associated with psychological factors. However, the causal relationships between blood pressure and anxiety, depressive symptoms, neuroticism and subjective well-being are not clear.Aims The current study explored the genetic causal relationships between blood pressure and anxiety, depressive symptoms, neuroticism and subjective well-being.Methods Mendelian randomisation …

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Role of housing in blood pressure control: a review of evidence from the Smart Wellness Housing survey in Japan

Current countermeasures for preventing hypertension emphasize only improvements to lifestyle. Recently, improving life environment has attracted attention, in parallel with publication of the WHO Housing and health guidelines. We quantitatively evaluated the relationship between housing thermal environment and blood pressure (BP) in a real-world setting. We conducted a nationwide, prospective intervention study—the Smart Wellness Housing …

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High blood pressure may accelerate bone aging

A new study in mice, presented at an American Heart Association meeting, suggests high blood pressure may cause bones to age fasterResearch Highlights:A new study in mice found that hypertension may be linked to significant bone loss.Bone quality in young mice with high blood pressure was similar to the bones of older mice without high …

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Effects of salt substitutes on clinical outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS) recently reported blood pressure-mediated benefits of a potassium-enriched salt substitute on cardiovascular outcomes and death. This study assessed the effects of salt substitutes on a breadth of outcomes to quantify the consistency of the findings and understand the likely generalisability of the SSaSS results.Methods We searched PubMed, …

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