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The outcome literature on relaxation therapy for hypertension is surveyed and compared with the results of a recent meta-analysis, the Hypertension Intervention Pooling Project (HIPP). The results in the literature appear more favorable than those obtained in the HIPP. It seems that different...
A convergence of epidemiologic, laboratory, and clinical research clearly implicates obesity in the etiology of essential hypertension. Cross-culturally, the prevalence of hypertension varies directly with the prevalence of obesity; cross-sectionally, body weight is positively associated with...
In recent years, interest in the use of exercise to lower elevated blood pressure or prevent the development of hypertension has burgeoned. A large body of literature supports the notion that increasing aerobic fitness will decrease blood pressure both in normotensive and in hypertensive...
Over the past two decades, the health care community and the National Institutes of Health have focused attention toward the control of hypertension. Although considerable research has been undertaken which contributes to our understanding of compliance, little has been achieved in improved...
Families transmit risk for essential hypertension (EH) via parents' genes and through learned patterns of behavior. Evidence linking anger with EH risk and the success of family-based approaches to early risk reduction create a need to understand how families might transmit heightened...
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