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Nathan Goodyear

Vegetarian Diets and Blood Pressure: Meta-analysis | Cardiology | JAMA Internal Medicin... - 0 views

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    vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure by 4.8 mmHg to 6.9 mmHg in meta-analysis.
Nathan Goodyear

The acute effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C and other nutrients on blood pressu... - 0 views

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    IV vitamin C in mostly normotensive patients (> 30 grams) reduced blood pressure.  Some of the patients were pre-hypertensive. Vitamin B12 increase the blood pressure.
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In vivo transcriptomic profile after a Mediterranean diet in high-cardiovascular risk p... - 0 views

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    Diet is a language that interacts with out DNA.  Study finds that Mediterranean diet + extra virgin olive oil alters genetic expression to reduce cardiovascular risk.
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Vitamin C Improves Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation by Restoring Nitric Oxide Activit... - 0 views

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    vitamin C, in small study in patient with/without hypertension, found to increase endothelial vasodilation via increasing eNOS activity.
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Effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized c... - 0 views

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    review article of 29 studies finds a reduction in blood pressure with vitamin C.  The average dosing of vitamin C was 500 mg, which is a woefully inadequate dose.  The average study follow up was 8 weeks.
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Ascorbic Acid Reduces Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Type 2 Diabetes | Hypert... - 0 views

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    Study finds a nominal dose of vitamin C, 500 mg/day, decreased blood pressure and arterial stiffness in diabetics after only 1 month.  Imagine what you can do with therapeutic levels?
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Blood Pressure Effects of Vitamin C | Hypertension - 0 views

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    review article of studies on vitamin C and blood pressure finds mixed results.  I think it all comes down to dosing.  The authors highlight 2 studies to make their point. One find a significant reduction and another found a slight increase.  The dosing of the vitamin C was only 500 mg/day.  A woefully inadequate therapeutic dosing of vitamin C, especially when dealing with the significant deficiencies that can be found in disease states.
Nathan Goodyear

Chronic antioxidant treatment improves arterial renovascular hypertension and oxidative... - 0 views

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    animal study finds vitamin C improves hypertension via renovascular source and oxidative stress.  The dosage was 150 mg/kg/day.  This would be equivalent to 10,800 grams daily for a 72 human.  But what about a 200 lb male or female?  That would be 13,650 grams of vitamin C daily.
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Association Between Plasma Vitamin C Concentrations and Blood Pressure in the European ... - 0 views

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    study of almost 21,000 women finds patients with the highest serum vitamin c was associated with the lowest blood pressure.  "We found a strong linear association between plasma vitamin C concentrations and systolic blood pressure.
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Vitamin C in plasma is inversely related to blood pressure and change in blood pressure... - 0 views

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    serum vitamin C levels is found to be inversely associated with blood pressure in healthy you black and white women.
Nathan Goodyear

Plasma ascorbic acid concentrations relate inversely to blood pressure in human subject... - 0 views

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    only abstract available here.  Serum vitamin C levels significantly inversely associated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure.  Also of note, this was a human study, not animal.
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http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1992/pdf/1992-v07n01-p005.pdf - 0 views

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    This is the unified paper theory of CVD and vitamin C as published by Pauling and Rath.  Vitamin C deficiency results in a decrease in the integrity and stability of the vascular wall.  Chronic deficiency results in in an increase in and accumulation of Lp(a) which leads to atherosclerotic plaques.
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Changes in arterial distensibility and flow-mediated dilation after acute resistance vs... - 0 views

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    resistance exercise found to lower blood pressure.  Another feather in the cap of lifestyle intervention.  The blood pressure lowering effects with resistance training outperformed aerobic exercise.
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Garlic and Heart Disease - 0 views

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    another positive study on Aged Garlic Extract in the treatment of hypertension, total cholesterol, and atherosclerosis.
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Sex Hormones and Ischemic Stroke: A Prospective Cohort Study and Meta-Analyses: The Jou... - 0 views

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    study finds Testosterone levels <10th percentile compared to men with Testosterone levels in the 11-90th percentile were associated with increased rate of ischemic stroke (34%).  The hazard ratio was overweight/obese, and hypertension in men.  no correlation was found in women.
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Blood Pressure and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy During American-Style Football Particip... - 0 views

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    football lineman found to have increased heart dysfunction (increased left ventricular hypertrophy and increased left ventricular mass) and hypertension, compared to all other positions, throughout one season.
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Erectile dysfunction in high-risk hypertensive patients treated with beta-blockade agen... - 0 views

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    Beta blocker therapy appears to be associated with ED in patients with hypertension.
Nathan Goodyear

5B.06: ASSOCIATION OF PLASMA TESTOSTERONE WITH CENTRAL HAEMODYNAMICS IN HYPERTENSIVE ME... - 0 views

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    low total Testosterone is associated with increased central blood pressure elevation.  Less association was found with peripheral blood pressure.
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Coconut oil supplementation and physical exercise improves baroreflex sensitivity and o... - 0 views

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    Animal study finds the combination of coconut oil and exercise training reduced oxidative stress and lowered blood pressure.
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ENDOGENOUS SEX HORMONES, BLOOD PRESSURE CHANGE, AND RISK OF HYPERTENSION IN POSTMENOPAU... - 0 views

  • Among postmenopausal women, serum T was elevated in hypertensive participants [9, 11, 12], and total T, free T, and DHEA were positively correlated with SBP
  • T and DHEA were attenuated by adjustment for BMI, reflecting either a confounding or a mediating effect of obesity
  • SHBG concentration was inversely associated with risk of hypertension and longitudinal rise of BP over time
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  • SHBG has been postulated as a marker for insulin resistance
  • In vitro studies showed that insulin inhibits SHBG production from hepatoma cells
  • In intervention studies, successful weight loss and weight maintenance increased SHBG in men with obesity
  • E2 may also induce insulin resistance and thereafter tend to raise BP.
  • strong association between E2 and measures of insulin resistance in postmenopausal women, independent of adiposity
  • In postmenopausal women that received hormone replacement therapy, estrogen therapy increased mononuclear cell secretion of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)
  • estrone levels were positively associated with inflammatory markers in postmenopausal women
  • higher baseline concentrations of endogenous E2, total and bioavailable T, and DHEA and lower concentration of SHBG were associated with a higher incidence of hypertension and a greater increase in BP during follow-up
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    Data from MESA study finds that increasing endogenous Estradiol, Total and free Testosterone, DHEA, and lower SHBG were associated with hypertension in postmenopausal women.
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