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March 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:63-64

Calorie reduction key to weight loss with heart healthy diets

BJCardio editorial staff

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Four different heart-healthy diets showed similar degrees of weight loss in a new study, leading to the conclusion that the type of foods eaten is not as important as generally just reducing calorie intake. The study, published in the February 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, included 811 overweight adults who were randomised to one of four different diets each emphasising different levels of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. On average, patients lost 6 kg in the first six months, but gradually began to regain weight after 12 months, regardless of which type of diet they were following. The diets tested in the study included t

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September 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:254-7

10 steps before you refer for: hypertension

Terry McCormack, Francesco P Cappuccio

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1. Check that the measurement is correct Ensure that they really are poorly controlled by resting the patient for 10 minutes, with the cuff in place to discourage them from standing, before taking at least two measurements, one to two minutes apart. Feel the radial pulse because in arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation automatic sphygmomanometers are inaccurate and therefore traditional devices such as mercury sphygmomanometers must be used. People aged over 80 years and some diabetics may have postural hypotension. This is where the systolic blood pressure drops 20 mmHg on standing or they may have postural symptoms.2 Having made that diag

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September 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:332-37

Lifestyle management of blood pressure

BJCardio editorial team

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March 2003 Br J Cardiol 2003;10:137-40

Sibutramine: a safety profile

Omar Ali

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