Getting your blood pressure to ideal levels is the only way to truly protect yourself from heart disease, a new study conducted by the Heart and Lung Foundation notes. They found that blood pressure slightly above the recommended 120/80 is enough to significantly boost risk of stroke.
Their results of more than 500,000 volunteers notes that borderline high blood pressure –defined as blood pressure of 120/8-129/90- has a 22 percent increased risk of developing stroke. Those with high blood pressure –at 130/90 or above, found themselves with an 80 percent greater risk. The researchers conclude that individuals with high blood pressure should act aggressively to get their numbers as low as possible.
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