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High blood pressure to hit the 1 billion mark

Posted Sep 11 2008 7:02pm

Blood_pressure_monitor Did you hear on the news today that the number of adults in developed countries who suffer from high blood pressure is expected to soar past the billion mark within the next 20 years?

Lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, too much dietary salt and tobacco use are to blame for the expected increase and, apparently, many people (wrongly) stop taking their blood pressure medication once their BP starts to fall towards normal levels. Find out more at:

http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=5901483#toolbar

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