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8th  December 2016
Clinic BP measurements may miss many patients with masked hypertension
According to a new research published in the journal Circulation, around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic.
In this study, researchers compared clinic blood pressure measurements to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in 888 healthy, middle-aged participants enrolled in the Masked Hypertension Study at Stony Brook University and Columbia University in New York between 2005 and 2012. And 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring during daily activities revealed undetected high BP among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic.
  • 15.7% of study participants with normal clinic BP had masked hypertension based on ambulatory monitoring, regardless of sex, race, or ethnicity.
  • Younger, normal-weight participants were more likely than older, overweight participants to have ambulatory blood pressure readings higher than their clinic readings.
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Guide to choosing healthy fats

Healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids are important for your mental and physical wellbeing. Knowledge of how to include healthy fat options in your diet can improve health and ward off diseases.
New Delhi, Dec 07, 2016: Contrary to the popular belief, not all fat is bad for health. Our body needs fat for basic functioning at the cellular level. The difference lies in the type of fat being used. While omega 3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats are important and beneficial for health, unhealthy fats include trans fats and omega 6 fatty acids.
Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and National President Elect Indian Medical Association (IMA), stated that, "Some trans fats occur naturally in foods, especially those of animal origin.
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