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Special Reports March 2015 Issue

New Research on High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Studies suggest benefits from salt substitutes, exercise, protein and flaxseed.

About one in three American adults, some 67 million people, have high blood pressure, one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke. If you’re age 65 years or older, the odds are even greater that you have hypertension: 64% of men and 69% of women ages 65 and up have high blood pressure, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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