Medical News Summary: 60% of Americans at risk of serious health problems due to hypertension


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About: 60% of Americans at risk of serious health problems due to hypertension
Date: 26 October 2004
Source: Chicago Sun Times
Author: Jim Ritter
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Chicago Sun Times): A recent study release claims that nearly 60% of people in the US have blood pressure high enough to put them at risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney problems. This figure is made up of 27% with hypertension and 31% with prehypertension. The risk increased in African Americans, and people who were obese or over 60 years old.
URL: http://www.suntimes.com/output/health/cst-nws-blood26.html
Related Disease Topics: Hypertension, Prehypertension, Heart attack, Stroke, Kidney problems, Obesity

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