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Diuretics are cheap and the benefits outweigh the risks

A study claims that the diuretics used to lower blood pressure reduce the long-term risk of death due to heart attack or stroke by 15% compared to placebo. Diuretics function by removing body fluid but it has come to notice that it increases the risk of diabetes and hence the resulting risk of heart attack and stroke. Thus, some doctors believed that the risks outweighed the benefits. Diuretics have been used to treat blood pressure for a very long time and are very inexpensive.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian

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About: Diuretics are cheap and the benefits outweigh the risks

Date: 8 January 2005

Source: The Australian

Author: Linda Johnson

URL: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11855422%5E421,00.html

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