Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Effects of blueberry supplementation on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

But these other reasons for blueberries, bet your doctor doesn't have them in your diet stroke recovery protocol? 


Daily Consumption of Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure  Was this one now refuted? 

High Anthocyanin Intake Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Young and Middle-Aged Women - blueberries 2013

Well known as an anti-inflammatory agent, studies have shown that even moderate consumption could increase neural signaling in the brain.

Blueberries, Avocados and Cocoa Beans May Keep Cardiologists at Bay  

The not positive research here:

Effects of blueberry supplementation on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials


Journal of Human Hypertension, 10/12/2016

This meta–analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on anti–hypertensive effects of blueberry supplementation, offers denial to the clinical efficacy of blueberry supplementation in improving blood pressure (BP).

Methods


  • Researchers performed a comprehensive literature search of PubMed, The Cochrane Library, AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database), Embase, Web of Science, Wanfang Database, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure to identify potential studies published before June 2015.
  • The standardized mean difference and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used as summary statistics.
  • They calculated net changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) between the blueberry and placebo groups by subtracting the values at the end of follow–up from those at baseline.
  • Meta–regression was used to identify potential moderators of effect size.

Results


  • The meta–analysis included overall 6 RCT studies with 204 participants.
  • Researchers observed that there was no significant effect of blueberry supplementation on changes in blood pressure (BP) relative to baseline, and there was a mean difference of –0.28 (95% CI: –1.11 to 0.56, I2=87%) and –0.5 (95% CI: –1.24 to 0.24, I2=84%) mmHg for SBP and DBP, respectively.

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