Medically supervised water-only fasting in the treatment of borderline hypertension.

  title={Medically supervised water-only fasting in the treatment of borderline hypertension.},
  author={Alan C. Goldhamer and Douglas J Lisle and Peter Sultana and Scott V Anderson and Banoo Parpia and Barry Hughes and T. Colin Campbell},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={8 5},
BACKGROUND Hypertension-related diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in industrially developed societies. Surprisingly, 68% of all mortality attributed to high blood pressure (BP) occurs with systolic BP between 120 and 140 mm Hg and diastolic BP below 90 mm Hg. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are effective in the treatment of borderline hypertension. One such lifestyle intervention is the use of medically supervised water-only fasting as a safe and effective means of… 

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