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Study Shows Vast Majority Of Middle-Aged Americans At Risk Of Developing Hypertension

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February 27, 2002
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Middle-aged Americans face a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure at some time during the rest of their lives, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). However, the study also had some good news for Americans: The risk of developing severe degrees of high blood pressure has decreased in the past 25 years, due partly to improved treatment.

Middle-aged Americans face a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure at some time during the rest of their lives, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).


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NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. "Study Shows Vast Majority Of Middle-Aged Americans At Risk Of Developing Hypertension." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 February 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/02/020227071726.htm>.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. (2002, February 27). Study Shows Vast Majority Of Middle-Aged Americans At Risk Of Developing Hypertension. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/02/020227071726.htm
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