High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension — blood pressure with a systolic reading above 130 mmHg & a diastolic reading above 80 mmHg — and among this population, only about 1 in 4 have their condition under control. It is common for blood pressure to rise and fall throughout the day, but when blood pressure remains high for an extended time, it can eventually cause a number of serious health concerns, including kidney damage and damage to arteries of the heart and brain.

The curated content below dives into the causes and effects of high blood pressure, the connection between blood pressure and uric acid, as well as effective strategies for reducing blood pressure. My hope is that it may serve as a helpful resource to support your ongoing longevity journey.

#185 – Allan Sniderman, M.D.: Cardiovascular disease and why we should change the way we assess risk

If we’re still saying the same things we said 30 years ago, it could be a problem because we should have learned how to say it better, more accurately.” —Allan Sniderman

#87 – Rick Johnson, M.D.: Metabolic Effects of Fructose

“Fructose turns out to be used by animals as a mechanism to store fat.” — Rick Johnson

LDL-C & systolic blood pressure and lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease

Mendelian randomization and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.

#63 – AMA #7: Exercise framework, deadlifting, lower back pain, blood pressure, nootropics, CGM, and more

“The single greatest risk to my longevity is my lower back.” —Peter Attia

#48 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part II of III: Heart disease, cancer, sexual function, and the causes of sleep disruption (and tips to correct it)

“If there is one central, common pathway through which we can understand almost all aspects of the deleterious impact of insufficient sleep, it is…an excessive leaning on the fight or flight branch of the nervous system.” — Matthew Walker

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