Autumn seems to be a period of reflection and turning towards ways to improve one’s general state and wellbeing. This is the part of the year when we think about our habits that relate to diet, too.
The world has been facing “rheumatism” and “arthritis” as a serious and insidious disease for many thousands of years. However, it was not until the 17th and 18th centuries that the terms as we know them used today came into common use amongst medical professionals and writers.
“Despite extensive knowledge about ways to prevent as well as to treat hypertension, the global incidence and prevalence of hypertension and, more importantly, its cardiovascular complications are not reduced — partly because of inadequacies in prevention, diagnosis, and control of the disorder in an ageing world. Elevated blood pressure is the strongest modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide.”