Health Matters: Blood Pressure Readings

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

In today's health matters, even people with only slightly higher blood pressure are at risk for a serious health condition.

A review in the journal "Neurology" says people with pre-hypertension were 50 percent more likely to develop a stroke.

That's compared to people who may be older, obese, smoke or have diabetes but have normal blood pressures.

The review also found people under the age of 65 with pre-hypertension are 80 percent more likely to develop stroke.

Doctors say people should cut down on salt and lose weight to lower their risk.

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