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New published study demonstrates over-the-counter device lowers blood pressure in diabetic patients
Date:3/9/2009

New York, NYMarch 9, 2009InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced a new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Hypertension. The advance online publication of the study is now available on the journal's website. The study will also be published in the May issue of the journal, Volume 23, Issue 5. It demonstrates use of RESPeRATEthe only medical device cleared by the FDA and CE-approved for the adjunctive treatment of hypertensionfor 15 minutes a day significantly lowered blood pressure in non-insulin dependent diabetics. This study reinforces nine previous studies that validate the efficacy of the device.

The randomized, controlled trial of 66 non-insulin dependent (Type II) diabetic patients with uncontrolled blood pressure was conducted by Moshe H. Schein, MBChB, M.S., Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.

Despite the fact that 82 percent of the study population was already taking antihypertensive medication before the start of the trial, baseline systolic blood pressure levels remained high while diastolic levels were controlled. Study participants using device-guided breathing with RESPeRATE at home for eight weeks experienced a significant reduction in office systolic blood pressure (mean+SE) -10.0+1.8 mm Hg (p< 0.0001), but similar results were not seen in the control group +1.6+2.1 mm Hg (p>0.4). A full 88 percent of patients using RESPeRATE experienced a significant blood pressure reduction, in contrast to only 45 percent of the control group.

"A high percentage of diabetic complications can be attributed to hypertension. However data shows that only 20 percent of diabetic patients reach the recommended target blood pressure," said Dr. Schein, the lead investigator. "It is therefore encouraging that an effective non-drug therapy can help this population improve its blood pressure control. The compliance with treatment in
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Contact: Lisa Mokaba
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781-684-0770
Schwartz Communications
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