Heart risk from early blood pressure

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“Blood pressure control is key to a healthy heart,” the Daily Express has reported. The newspaper said that keeping your blood pressure levels low before you turn 55 dramatically cuts your  risk of cardiovascular disease.

The news is based on US research that looked for a potential link between blood pressure in middle-aged people (defined as 41-55 years old) and the risk of cardiovascular disease over the rest of their life. The study combined the results of seven previous studies featuring 61,585 men and women and looked at their risk of both fatal and non-fatal health issues after the age of 55, including heart attacks and strokes.


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