Nutrition and Physical Activity on Hypertension: Implication of Current Evidence and Guidelines

Author(s): Iran Castro, Gustavo Waclawovsky, Aline Marcadenti.

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Hypertension (HTN) is the leading cause of worldwide mortality and is responsible for approximately 40% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, chronicle kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is known that about 80% of all mortality from cardiovascular disorders could be prevented if a healthy diet and higher levels of physical activity were included among general population’s lifestyle. Besides, guidelines for the treatment and control of HTN were recently modified for adequate nutritional and physical activity recommendations highlighted in meta-analysis and strong evidences such as randomized clinical trials. Therefore, to discuss nutrition and physical activity in the context of HTN seems to be crucial.

Keywords: Blood pressure, diet, dietary, exercise, hypertension, muscle stretching exercises, sodium.

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2015
Page: [91 - 99]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573402111666150429170302
Price: $58

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