Monday, April 10, 2006

Lowering your blood pressure

The good news: People with high blood pressure can reduce their blood pressure and keep it low through simultaneous changes in lifestyle.

The bad news: Simultaneous changes in lifestyle are necessary.

(The people in the above-linked survey were broken into three groups, and the group that received the most counseling—on "the standard measures for controlling blood pressure" and added dietary advice—achieved and sustained the biggest drop in blood pressure.)

—Mellow Monk

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