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March 9, 2018
The American College of Cardiology recently updated existing blood pressure guidelines based on findings from the 2017 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Previously, guidelines labeled people with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 as high risk. Now, if your reading is 130/80 you are high risk. This 10-point change means nearly half of American […]
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March 24, 2017
By Amy Albin
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]
February 25, 2017
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
February 23, 2017
How to figure out portion size Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
February 21, 2017
Eating a Mediterranean diet pattern reduces heart attacks, strokes and death! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
February 20, 2017
Substitute liquid fats for solid fats! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
February 19, 2017
Enjoy a bit of dark chocolate, but only in small amounts! Chocolate is rich in resveratrol, cocoa and antioxidants. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
February 18, 2017
When possible, stand. Limit sitting time! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.