Professor Tazeen Jafar, the lead researcher in the study said, "Our research highlights lifestyle factors associated with pre-hypertension
and hypertension that are potentially modifiable, and would be applicable to young adults globally, especially those of Asian descent.
1 per cent of participants were systolic pre-hypertensive and 26 per cent were in a stage of diastolic pre-hypertension
TABLE 1 Health Profile of Women 20 Months after Leaving (N = 309) Health Profile % of Abused Women (N=309) Report good to excellent health 62% Report that physical health problems 70% interfere with work or usual activities Problems in past month with * Feeling Worried or Uptight * 81% * Fatigue * 78% * Difficulty Sleeping * 76% * Back Pain * 67% * Headaches * 65% * Difficulty Concentrating * 62% * Bowel Problems * 52% * Swollen and Painful Joints * 46% Chronic high-disability pain * 35% Pre-hypertension
42% Symptoms consistent with clinical 73% depression * Symptoms consistent with PTSD * 48% * as measured using a standardized tool
The randomized, controlled clinical trial is the first to document that milk protein lowers BP values for people with pre-hypertension
and stage 1 hypertension.
Alarmingly, the prevalence of pre-hypertension
in the group was higher than in the general population.
A recent study showed that the bright red fruit can be an effective natural defense against pre-hypertension
, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.
In total, 41 per cent of the Emirati population aged 35 to 70 years suffers from hypertension and 19 per cent have pre-hypertension
, causing locally-based doctors to warn that unless the situation is tackled the numbers suffering from stroke and heart disease will rise dramatically over the next 10 years.
Today, a level of 130 to 139 mm Hg systolic pressure -- or 80 to 89 mm Hg diastolic pressure -- is termed pre-hypertension
and regarded as a risk factor for heart disease.
In non-hypertensive individuals, including those with pre-hypertension
, lifestyle modifications have the potential to prevent hypertension and more importantly to reduce BP and lower the risk of BP-related clinical complications.
14, 2010, a new study conducted by food scientists at the Florida State University suggests that watermelon is beneficial in acting against pre-hypertension
that gives birth to many heart diseases.
Maher, "The Effects of Whey Zoonutrient Powder Alone and Combined with a Green Phytonutrient Powder on Heart Rate Variability and Pre-Hypertension
and Stage 1 Hypertension," J.
Normal blood pressure less than 120/80, Pre-hypertension
120-139/ 80-89, High blood pressure (stage 1) 140-159/90-99, High blood pressure (stage 2) higher than 160/100.