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February 2018

New guidelines: fighting hypertension with foods and supplements

According to the recent hypertension guidelines, almost half of people in the U.S. are considered to have high blood pressure. Fortunately, some lifestyle modifications can help lower blood pressure by about 5-10 mmHg. Check out our DASH diet monograph to learn more about the best way to use this diet to lower blood pressure. Also, take a look at out our potassium monograph to find out how much of this vitamin is needed daily to lower blood pressure...and if potassium foods or potassium supplements work best. Finally, review our Clinical Management Series CE/CME to learn more about other lifestyle modifications and natural medicines that have been studied for high blood pressure.

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