Diet Rich in Potassium Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Alicia McDonough, Ph.D.

Research from Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Alicia McDonough, Ph.D., could lead to a simple and tasty way to lower blood pressure. “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure, but evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension,”…

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Lower Blood Pressure Target May Save Lives

Initial results from the landmark NIH SPRINT study published in September of this year reveal that lowering systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) could reduce cardiovascular complications and save the lives of high-risk, older adults. Beginning in 2009, the trial tracked a diverse group of…

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Top News for Kidney Health

Lately we’ve been reading some interesting news articles about things we should or shouldn’t do to maintain kidney health. Researchers from University of Granada in Spain have found that popular high protein diets can increase the long-term risk of developing kidney disease and can contribute to kidney stones. – High…

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Poor Maternal and Child Health Linked to Kidney Disease

An international study led by University of Alberta researchers links poor health in the womb and in early childhood with an increased risk of premature high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart disease. Babies who do not develop properly in the womb may be born with smaller kidneys with fewer…

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Absence of Intrarenal ACE Protects Against Hypertension

A team of researchers, including Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi and Dr. Alicia McDonough of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has identified a new target for eliminating hypertension, which is a leading cause of kidney disease. The initial research was funded in part by a grant from UKRO. The renin-angiotensin…

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Ventura County TRIO Chapter Hosts Talk on Improving Blood Pressure

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) Ventury County West Valley Chapter is hosting a free seminar open to all transplant recipients/candidates, dialysis patients waiting for a transplant, medical professionals and family members on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center located…

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