Study Shows High Blood Pressure in Middle Age Shortens Life

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Blood Pressure

In a follow-up study of 50-year-olds, those with normal blood pressure lived longer and spent more years of life free of cardiovascular diseases compared to those with high blood pressure, researchers report in today's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Men with normal blood pressure survived 7.2 years longer without cardiovascular disease compared to men with high blood pressure, and spent 2.1 fewer years of their lives with cardiovascular disease.