High Blood Pressure Damages Your Brain

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. warns that high blood pressure can actually accelerate brain aging.

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The message here is really clear: People can influence their late-life brain health by knowing and treating their blood pressure at a young age, when you wouldn't necessarily be thinking about it.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. warns that high blood pressure can actually accelerate brain aging. This was proven in the finding of new research conducted at the University of California and published on November 19th in the medical journal, The Lancet Neurology. The findings provide new support that high blood pressure can cause accelerated brain aging.

The particular study consisted of nearly 600 subjects with an average age of thirty nine years. The researchers performed MRI brain scans along with checking the blood pressure of the participants. The research team found that subjects with both hypertension and pre-hypertension had damage to the structural integrity of their white matter and the volume of grey matter.

While previous research has linked high blood pressure with brain degradation of seniors, this is one of the first to show a correlation at a much younger age.

According to senior author Charles DeCarli, "The message here is really clear: People can influence their late-life brain health by knowing and treating their blood pressure at a young age, when you wouldn't necessarily be thinking about it."

Below are some methods of lowering blood pressure that researchers suggest:

  •          Exercise regularly
  •          Reduce sodium intake
  •          Maintain a healthy BMI (body mass index)
  •          Consume foods shown in studies to possibly lower blood pressure such as raisins, bananas, and watermelon.

If concerned about maintaining brain health, consider lowering high blood pressure with some of the above methods suggested by researchers.

This release has been sponsored by the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc., a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies.

To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that fights to protect the constitutional right that people have to employ natural health practices which include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.