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Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice
Date:11/15/2007

ating habit advice, and 65.9 percent received exercise advice.

The study is published in the November issue of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

"Lifestyle modification advice should always be the doctor's first step in treating a patient with high blood pressure, and this advice should not be abandoned at any point, in any group of hypertension patients," lead author Dr. Anthony J. Viera, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine, said in a prepared statement.

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The American Heart Association offers tips to control high blood pressure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, news release, November 2007


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