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60 percent of Americans at risk of serious health problems due to hypertension

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.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Chicago Sun Times

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About: 60 percent of Americans at risk of serious health problems due to hypertension

Date: 26 October 2004

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Author: Jim Ritter

URL: http://www.suntimes.com/output/health/cst-nws-blood26.html

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