Healthy Lifestyle Could Significantly Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Reduce High Blood Pressure

Combining an overall healthy diet with weight loss, a lower salt and higher potassium intake can prevent and treat hypertension, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. The statement also encourages people to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and if they drink alcohol, limit intake to moderate levels.

"The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) increases progressively as blood pressure levels rise.