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Drugs best for high blood pressure?

February 11, 2009 8:15:07 AM PST
Exercise is good, but drugs are better in controlling high blood pressure from hypertension, according to new research from Canada.Researchers studied some 2,500 people.

Other clinical trials had suggested that exercise and weight loss are the first line of treatment for hypertension, but the Canadian research questions whether the people make changes to their lifestyle outside of clinical trials.

The Canadian research found that 85 percent of those on drugs alone had their blood pressure under control, compared to 78 percent of those using drugs and lifestyle changes.


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