World Hypertension Prevention: Policy Highlights


World Hypertension Day is May 17th, an important day for hypertension prevention awareness globally. Here’s why. Hypertension has become such an important non-communicable disease around the world, that last year for World Health Day, the World Health Organization… Read More

2014 CHEP Hypertension Treatment Guidelines


The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) is central to Hypertension Canada, the leading hypertension organization in the country. CHEP is known as the most credible source for evidence-based chronic disease management recommendations  with annual updates, a well-validated review process… Read More

Regulate Sodium Now: CSPI


The government regulates many substances that are hazardous to public health, and puts conspicuous health warnings on others. What about sodium? In a recent editorial for article for a publication health site Nutrition Action, a division , Michael… Read More

Candy flavoured tobacco for kids?


Tobacco producers have found a loophole to market candy flavoured tobacco products to kids. A nationwide study called the Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), conducted in 2010-2011 by researchers at the University of Waterloo, showed that flavoured tobacco products… Read More

NYC prescribes fruit & veg for obesity


With recent research finding that obese and overweight children are at high risk for hypertension, it’s never been more clear that a healthy diet is essential at a young age. Still, lower-income families—those most at risk for poor… Read More

Savvy Diner: Don’t you want to know what’s in your lunch?

If you like dining out, but also living healthily, wouldn’t you like to know about the sodium and calorie levels in your restaurant food? After all, with the average restaurant meal containing 1.5 times the recommended daily dose… Read More

Coffee, Tea, & lower BP


People who drink four cups of tea or coffee a day have lower blood pressure than those who drink none, a new 10-year study has found. French scientists in the long-term study found heavy tea drinkers had lower… Read More

Sodium labelling confusing: study


According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, sodium-related claims on food labels are leaving consumers confused. While sodium claims have the potential to facilitate lower sodium food choices, consumers do not seem to… Read More

Vitamin D reduces risk of hypertension: study


Increasing intake of vitamin D could help decrease risk for hypertension, according to the world’s largest study examining causal association between the two. “Our study strongly suggests that some cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through vitamin… Read More

Heart attack patients not previously tested for cholesterol: study


Many opportunities to prevent coronary disease are being missed, according to a new study by scientists at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Ontario. ICES senior scientist, Jack Tu, says that the study showed approximately one… Read More

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