10 August 2007

Blood Pressure - latest News

A quick search of authority News sites - BBC and Times Online shows that research into blood pressure - the causes, prevention, monitoring and control continue around the world.
Differing opinions cause confusion.

In this article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6266256.stm it is suggested that chocolate will help lower blood pressure but fails to highlight the detrimental effects of fat and sugars

Elsewhere http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6203255.stm we learn that alcohol consumption is another aid to reducing blood pressure - great news for all the drnkers who've been terrorised by the health police for many years. Is it only a matter of time before smoking is associated with lowering blood pressure and maintaining a healthy heart?

A serious concern is the effect of stress - not necessarily stress itself but the lifestyle that often accompanies stress - poor diet, lack of exercise the BBC report on it here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5132210.stm and more there is more specialist information relating to executive stress and raised blood pressure here