Tag Archives: Pressure

Intensive treatment of blood pressure helps prevent memory decline in older adults

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an epidemic, and current FDA-approved medications for AD only modestly and temporarily help the symptoms of dementia. There are no approved treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the prevention of dementia. MCI is a condition in which older adults have a decline in their memory, and possibly other thinking abilities,… Read More »

The 3D shape of a protein involved in regulating blood pressure has been determined

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has solved the 3D structure of a protein involved in the regulation of blood pressure, an advance that will facilitate the discovery of new antihypertensive drugs. Blood pressure levels are tightly regulated by many enzymes in the body, including two proteins known as SPAK and OSR1. Various… Read More »

Can a Nap a Day Keep Blood Pressure at Bay?

Catching a quick nap midday may be a simple, no-cost way to lower your blood pressure, according to researchers from the Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece.1 The research, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session, suggests midday sleep could be as effective at slashing blood pressure levels as other lifestyle… Read More »