A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants (like vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits) but with few or no animal products. It is increasingly becoming recognized as the most healthy diet. A plant based diet decreases the risk of coronary artery disease and a diet high in fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and colorectal cancer. Plant-based diets reduce the risk of heart disease. But, a recent study revealed that some plant-based diets increase the risk of heart disease. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Artificial sweeteners, also known as intense sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes, that add no calories to the diet. They are widely used in processed foods like baked products, soft drinks, canned foods, jams and jellies, dairy products, and other foods and beverages. Artificial sweeteners may be linked with long-term weight gain and may also increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Women with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) (PIH) have a significantly higher risk of developing hypertension during their life and regular blood pressure checks, starting post-delivery, are important to prevent complications such as heart disease and strokes. The research team feels that existing research to determine future hypertension risk in women with PIH does not clearly outline exactly when the risk of hypertension appears postpartum and how the risk changes over time.