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High blood pressure due to Western lifestyle and diet. The Tokelau migrant study and high blood pressure

I love walking through organic shops and discovering new products. A while back I discovered Amanprana coconut oil and started using it for stir-frying veggies. Based on a friend's suggestion, I now use the same coconut oil after my shower. It makes my skin blissfully soft. Tip: I hold the container under the hot shower water so the oil melts and it's easier to rub on.

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Our blood pressure is rising due to a Western lifestyle and eating habits

The unique study conducted using migrants on the Tokelau islands between 1967 and 1982 (the Tokelau Island Migrant Study) demonstrated that type 2 diabetes became more prevalent as a Western lifestyle and diet were adopted. (Type 2 diabetes due to Western lifestyle and diet) 
The study also demonstrated that there is a clear link between high blood pressure and a Western lifestyle, among both men and women. Incidences of both peak (systolic) and low (diastolic) blood pressure rose considerably. The blood pressure of men who migrated to New Zealand rose by 1 mm mmHg more than those who remained on Tokelau, while for women the figure stood at 0.4 mmHg per year.

Source: Epidemiologic reviews (Oxford journals) (1983), 291-301, JG Joseph, IAM Prior, CE Salmond, D Stanley, The Johns Hopkins University of Hygiene and Public Health

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