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With Blood Pressure, Lower Is Not Always Better. n

In treating people with high blood pressure, most experts believe that the lower the better. But a new study suggests that that there are limits beyond which there is no benefit. High blood pressure increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, and current guidelines advise a maximum systolic blood pressure (the top number) of 140.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

That’s true if you are using drugs to lower your blood pressure because they have side effects. That’s not the case if you are using diet and exercise to reduce blood pressure.

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