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  • Chocolate on the Brain?>

    Chocolate on the Brain

    by Berkeley Wellness

    The news keeps getting sweeter about dark chocolate and other cocoa products. Not only have several studies suggested that it can help lower blood pressure, but new research has found that cocoa can also aid the brain.

  • Tea & Blood Pressure?>
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    Tea & Blood Pressure

    by Berkeley Wellness

    According to a new study, drinking black tea may help reduce nighttime fluctuations in blood pressure. There's increasing evidence that blood pressure variability is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

  • Use Caution with Blood Pressure Kiosks?>
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    Use Caution with Blood Pressure Kiosks

    by Berkeley Wellness

    If you use blood pressure monitoring kiosks at pharmacies, grocery stores, gyms, or other public places, be aware that they are not one-size-fits-all. These machines measure blood pressure via an automatically inflating cuff that may not be as accurate as home monitoring or testing in your doctor's office.