Transcript for Researchers Say Lower Blood Pressure Could Reduce Heart Disease
In the meantime we turned out of the major help headline today that affects millions of Americans when it comes to your blood pressure. There is a new number you're supposed to hit researchers say it can lower your risk of stroke heart attack. Even death take a look researchers looked at 9000. People half of them in for blood pressure below the usual target of 140 that's the top number. Reducing it down to below one to one so let's get right to doctor tests are and we want to know what were the results for the people who got it down to that 120. Well I mean the results were so startling they stopped this study years early in the group of the 120. It was to 25%. Reduction in bad outcomes into the including heart attack stroke. And deaths from heart disease it's huge and so what do you do with if you're one of these people who should reach at 120 mark well there may be as many as seventeen million people who fall into that group so as people over fifty. We do not have diabetes who were at high risk of of heart disease. If you fall like group you have to weigh the benefits from possible small side effects from increased medication is here in that group ask your doctor all right our chief medical editor doctor Richard that's her thing.
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