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A new study from King’s College London researchers suggests that people with high blood pressure may take longer and work harder to clear fats from the blood after meals. These people may also have higher levels of inflammation after eating. The study has identified this link partly due to visceral fat (the fat that wraps around the organs in the belly).
Data was collected from the PREDICT study, where 1,000 participants had their bodies’ responses to food measured over two weeks. This was the first time researchers compared responses between two groups of people following a nutritionally balanced meal.
Previous studies have found that people with high blood pressure have higher levels of insulin, blood fats, and inflammation than people with normal blood pressure.
“People with high blood pressure are more likely to have higher levels of visceral fat than people with normal blood pressure. Our study found that this visceral fat is indeed responsible for a considerable amount of the difference we see in blood fats and insulin levels between these two groups after meals,” said first author Panayiotis Louca.
Those with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, are at risk for many health issues. This is because high blood pressure strains vital organs like the heart and kidneys, potentially leading to cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.
Additionally, high blood pressure can increase the risk of stroke and aneurysms. It can also damage the arteries and lead to problems like peripheral artery disease or hardening of the arteries. This new study also shows how high blood pressure can affect how blood clears fat from the bloodstream, leading to other health issues.
Taking steps to lower high blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medication can help reduce these risks and improve overall health. It’s important to monitor one’s blood pressure regularly and work with a healthcare provider to find the right treatment plan. Taking control of high blood pressure can greatly benefit one’s well-being in the long run.
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