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What does S stand for?

S stands for Systolic (peak blood pressure)

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In a metaanalysis of 29 randomized controlled trials of vitamin C supplementation (median dose, 500 mg per day; median treatment duration, 8 weeks), the pooled changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure relative to placebo were--3.
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.
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.