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New hypertension guidelines (2008)
NGC - Hypertension (2005)
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Diet - Health
Obesity-Associated Hypertension (Hypertension. 2005) "Obesity is strongly associated with hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Several central and peripheral abnormalities that can explain the development or maintenance of high arterial pressure in obesity have been identified. These include activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin└aldosterone system. Obesity is also associated with endothelial dysfunction and renal functional abnormalities that may play a role in the development of hypertension."
Fitness - Exercise
Daily life activity and the risk of developing hypertension in middle-aged Japanese men. (Arch Intern Med. 2005) "BACKGROUND: Although previous studies suggest that physical activity may reduce the risk of hypertension, the role of daily life activity in the development of hypertension remains unclear. ─ CONCLUSIONS: Increased daily life activity is effective for the prevention of hypertension, and this benefit applies to men at either low or high risk of hypertension."