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Atenolol should not be used as first line of defence against hypertension

A common hypertension drug called Atenolol has been found to be ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease claims a new study. Even though it is effective in reducing blood pressure, researchers say it should not be used as a first line of defence.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day

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About: Atenolol should not be used as first line of defence against hypertension

Date: 5 November 2004

Source: Health Day

Author: Steven Reinberg

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=97&ncid=751&e=8&u=/hsn/20041105/hl_hsn/studyfaultspopularhypertensiondrug

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