Reduction in weight and salt helps elderly get off hypertension drugs

April 1998
Jet;04/06/98, Vol. 93 Issue 19, p38
Reports on research indicating that almost one-third of older people who take medication because of high blood pressure could get off the drugs entirely by modestly reducing their weight and their intake of sodium. Details of the study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Aging; Its publication in the `Journal of the American Medical Association.'


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