Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines


High blood pressure for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, it now drops to 130 over 80.
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Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

For people over 65, the guidelines undo a controversial tweak made three years ago to relax standards and not start medicines unless the top number was over 150. Now, everyone that old should be treated if the top number is over 130 unless they’re too frail or have conditions that make it unwise.


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