Blog Entries Tagged as high blood pressure

  • Jun
  • 2

Want to Reduce Your Risk of Strokes by One-Third?

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Not many people wear ribbons or run marathons in commemoration of American Stroke Month, but strokes are the fourth leading cause of death—and a leading cause of long-term disability—in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes kill approximately 130,000 Americans every year—that’s about one American every four minutes.

Fortunately, new research suggests that you can reduce your risk of a stroke by almost a third just by …

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  • Dec
  • 13

Fighting the Big Four: High Blood Pressure

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Recently, we’ve been reviewing details with PETA Prime readers about four of the leading health problems afflicting Americans—high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how you can combat them.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, the American Dietetic Association), all these life-threatening conditions can be prevented—and even treated —by adopting a healthy vegan diet, coupled with a …

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