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Blood Pressure is the force of circulating blood on the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is taken using two measurements: systolic (measured when the heart beats, when blood pressure is at its highest) and diastolic (measured between heart beats, when blood pressure is at its lowest). Blood pressure is written with the systolic blood pressure first, followed by the diastolic blood pressure (for example 120/80).
Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

Overweight, obese workers more likely to take sick leave, study shows

Overweight, obese workers more likely to take sick leave, study shows

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Endocrine Society’s new Scientific Statement offers guidance to spot hormonal causes of hypertension

Tumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggests

Tumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggests

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

X-ray study sheds new light on promising drug target

X-ray study sheds new light on promising drug target

Eating potassium-rich foods could be key to lowering blood pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods could be key to lowering blood pressure

Young women smokers have highest risk of major heart attack than non-smoking peers, study shows

Young women smokers have highest risk of major heart attack than non-smoking peers, study shows

Study finds cardio-metabolic risk factors even in individuals with normal BMI

Study finds cardio-metabolic risk factors even in individuals with normal BMI

High levels of thyroid hormone linked to more weight loss after bariatric surgery

High levels of thyroid hormone linked to more weight loss after bariatric surgery

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Firstcare Health Plans wins TDC award for third consecutive year

Firstcare Health Plans wins TDC award for third consecutive year

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Researchers visualize development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos

Researchers visualize development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks