Does blood pressure rise because of age — or something else?

Among people in the United States and other westernized countries, blood pressure readings tend to rise with age. But a new study suggests that’s not true for the Yanomami, a tribe of hunter-gatherer-gardeners living in a remote Venezuelan rain forest.

Researchers measured blood pressure in 72 Yanomami people and 83 people from a nearby tribe, the Yekwana. The people ranged in age from 1 to 60 years old. The Yekwana have been slightly “westernized,” thanks to missionaries and an airstrip that allows for occasional deliveries of processed food and salt.

The Yanomami had no age-related rise in blood pressure. But the Yekwana’s blood pressure readings began rising during childhood — by about a quarter of a point per year, on average. As the authors suggest, “a rise in blood pressure may not be natural but rather a consequence of unnatural Western exposures.” The study was published online Nov. 14, 2018, by JAMA Cardiology.

Below are spiritual recipe for health and wellness: Matthew E. McLaren

Genesis 39:23 The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph’s charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

Joshua 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

2 Chronicles 20:20 They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”

2 Chronicles 26:5 He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him.

Ecclesiastes 11:6 Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.

Esther 8:15 Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.

Deuteronomy 29:9 “So keep the words of this covenant to do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

Psalm 118:25 O LORD, do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity!

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