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Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)
from 1960 through 1991 suggest that the prevalence of hypertension in the
US population is decreasing, but self-reported rates of hypertension in Behavioral
Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys were higher in 1999 than in 1991.
In this analysis of data from the 1999-2000 NHANES, Hajjar and Kotchen report
that 28.7% of NHANES participants had hypertension, an increase of 3.7% from
the 1988-1991 NHANES. Hypertension control rates increased slightly, but were
Dietary supplements containing isoflavones derived from soy or red clover
are increasingly being used as alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms.
Tice and colleagues conducted a randomized trial among menopausal women who
were experiencing 35 or more hot flashes per week to compare the efficacy
of 2 dietary supplements derived from red clover, Promensil and Rimostil,
with placebo. After 12 weeks of treatment, reductions in hot flashes and improvements
in quality of life were not significantly different in the 3 study groups.
This Week in JAMA . JAMA. 2003;290(2):157. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.157
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