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S stands for Systolic (peak blood pressure)
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Initial analyses showed that within each systolic and diastolic blood pressure bracket, the rate of AMI was consistently higher for the HIV-positive patients than for the HIV-negative patients, although there was some overlap of 95% confidence intervals, Mr.
Soy protein supplements may be associated with lower systolic blood pressure, compared to refined (simple) carbohydrate dietary supplements, in a recent randomized controlled study.
Researchers found that high systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts) is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular complications in middle-aged and older women all over the world.
The American Heart Association's 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference was the site of a presentation concerning the finding that low vitamin D levels prior to menopause are associated with an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure 15 years later.
Results: After adjustment for age, body mass index and lifestyle, as well as other dietary factors, soy protein intake was inversely associated with systolic BP as well as diastolic BP.
Zipes: As people age, the systolic pressure rises and the separation between systolic and diastolic pressure widens because the arteries become stiffer.